Indo Myanmar Friendship Car Rally 201
INDO MYANMAR FRIENDSHIP CAR RALLY 2012
The INDO – MYANMAR FRIENDSHIP CAR RALLY was run from 11 – 22 March, 2012.
The Indo Myanmar Friendship Car Rally was organised by North East Federation on International Trade (NEFIT) and Assam Speed and Adventure Club (ASAC) for the first time which started from Guwahati in Assam (India), on 11/03/2012 to 22/03/2012, to Yangon in Myanmar and back to Guwahati making it a round trip covering a distance of more than 5000 Kms. The rally route covered some of the most remote areas and spectacular places of North East India and Myanmar. The car rally covered almost the entire country of Myanmar waiting to be explored and discovered the Golden Land of Pagodas - Myanmar.
This International event was supported by the Ministry of DoNER, Govt. of India, New Delhi and the Govt. of North Eastern States of Assam, Manipur and Nagaland besides the active supports of Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Tourism and Hotel of the Govt. of Union of Myanmar and the Myanmar Embassy in New Delhi.
The Car Rally was a step forward to re-establish the age-old trade routes connecting the Northeastern parts of India and Myanmar; thereby promoting Trade and Tourism and also highlighted the historical linkages, cultural and language affinities of the people of this remote part of the world.
The event was a synergy of Myanmar and North East of India trying to make a step forward to bringing culture, ethnicity of the two countries together by showcasing festivals, dance, music, cuisine etc on the roads of Myanmar and India.
Besides, the event was marked by special Business Sessions and Cultural Programme at the Myanmar International Convention Centre at Naypyitaw (National Capital) and at Yangon.
Aims and Objectives:
The main theme of the event :
“Mapping connectivity in the perspective of North east India and Myanmar,
focusing on building bilateral relations, Culture, Tourism and Trade.”
Ø To promote better bilateral relations between India and Myanmar
Ø To promote more Trade and Tourism between India and Myanmar
Ø To promote Northeast India and Myanmar as the land corridor and gateway to Southeast Asia.
Ø To promote North East India as a Trade and Business destination in Southeast Asia.
Ø To re-establish and strengthen the age-old historical linkages, culture and linguistic affinities of the people of the regions.
Ø To establish good connectivity by road, rail, air and sea between North East India, and Myanmar.
Ø To promote the 'Look East' policy of the Govt. of India in the perspective of NE India with Southeast Asian countries.
Ø To Promote and open more Border Trade between North east India and Myanmar.
Ø To Promote the advantages of setting up Industrial ventures in the North East with regards to its unique geo-political location and incentives offered by various state governments of North East India.
Ø To Promote North East India as a clean, green and an eco-friendly tourist destination for high-end as well as budget travellers.
Ø Also promotion of North East India as an Adventure Sports destination.
ALL THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES WERE FULLY REALIZED AND THE RALLY WAS A GREAT SUCCESS ONLY BY THE UNTIRING EFFORTS OF RAVI AGARWAL OF THE ASSAM SPEED AND ADVENTURE CLUB, GUWAHATI. ALL OF US ON THE RALLY ARE GREATLY INDEBTED TO HIM.
Night halts in bold red
Guwahati- Dimapur- Kohima-Imphal- Moreh- Tamu- Kalewa- Monywa- Mandalay- Naypyidaw- Bago- Yangon (2 nights)- Pyay- Magwe- Bagan- Monywa- Kalewa- Tamu- Moreh- Imphal- Kohima- Dimpaur- Guwahati
VIEW PHOTOS OF THE RALLY TAKEN BY EJJI AT
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