Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: `Riding for the Military’, over 200 bikers will set Chandigarh’s roads on fire on Sunday as they rev up the momentum for the forthcoming Military Literature Festival (MLF) with the `Bravehearts Ride’.
The enthralling spectacle can be viewed by the general public all along the route of the ride, beginning from the War Memorial (Bougainvillea Garden, Sector 3), at 11 a.m.
The pulsating, action-packed event will see the bikers riding heavy bikes, including Harley Davidson, Triumph, Indian Chief, Ducati, Benelli and Royal Enfield, traverse the over 41 km rally route. Organised by Punjab Government, Chandigarh Administration and Western Command, the event will commence with a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial at 10.30 a.m. in honour of the fallen soldiers.
After a brief media interaction, the rally be flagged off for Chandimandir Cantt, through the roads of Chandigarh, SAS Nagar (Mohali), Zirakpur and Panchkula, culminating at the Khetarpal Officers Institute at around 12 noon. (Please find attached pdf file for complete route map.)
The event, coming close on the heels of the Military Parleys which set the mood for India’s first Military Literature Festival (December 7-9, Lake Club), has been envisaged as an ode to the defence services and war veterans. The Festival itself will bring together some of the greatest military leaders, thinkers, authors, poets, artists, journalists and war correspondents from national and international shores.
With Equitation Tattoo, Akash Ganga Sky Diving, Indian Army band displays, Motorcycle Daredevils’ Performance, Paramotor displays, AV shows, Exhibitions, Cultural programmes, Panel discussions, Children’s Samvad, Food Stalls, etc, MLF, with its pre-Fest activities, promises to be an occasion to remember. A major attraction will be the Mega Social Evening with noted singer Satinder Sartaj at Capitol Complex on the evening of 8th December.
The Festival will have something for everyone – be it food for thought for the intellectually inclined or fun activities for those seeking for new occasions to live it up.
All events during and in the run-up to the Festival are open to the general public, with free entry. Registration can be done on www.militaryliteraturefestival.com, without paying any fees.