KOHIMA, APRIL 8: Three female riders from the Northeast who started out on a journey to redefine Northeast and break stereotypes have reached Nagaland from Manipur, and a reception was organized by K.K Motors at The Heritage Complex, Old DC Bungalow, Kohima on April 8.
The team, composed on Onen Nenty from Nagaland, Nirmali Nath from Assam and Rosalynn from Mizoram embarked on 7-day tour across the seven states of Northeast India from Guwahati on April 3, and has so far covered a distance of 2000 Km on their Royal Enfield Himalayan bikes.
Brand ambassador of Nagaland Tourism, Onen Nenty informed that the team will conclude their tour at Agartala (Tripura) on April 9, by covering a distance of around 400 Kms. She also said that the initial plan was to incorporate female riders from all the seven states but it did not materialise.
Sharing an experience from her travels, Nirmali Nath from Assam recounted an encounter with a man from Jammu & Kashmir, who requested her for a 5-day itinerary for the Northeast under the impression that the Northeast was one state. “This is one of the many reasons why the team embarked on this tour so that we make the people more aware about the many beautiful things that can be found in the Northeast” she adds.
Speaking on behalf of the Department of Tourism, Nagaland, Deputy Director, Veyielo Doulo congratulated the trio for overcoming the challenges of travelling the long distances and he encouraged the riders to go out of the Northeast and spread the news about the many beautiful things about the Northeast.
Senior Member, Nagaland Tourism Association, Vincent Belho, while commending the riders on having fared a vast distance by overcoming the harsh weather and all kinds of roads said the lady riders are the true ambassadors of Northeast tourism and an embodiment of women empowerment. He further encouraged the riders to continue showcasing the Northeast as a tourist destination through their travels. (Page News Service)