MbC members pay tribute to Indian armed forces

MbC members pay tribute to Indian armed forces

The annual ride of Mangalore Bicycle Club (MbC) paid a tribute to Indian armed forces at War Memorial in Kadri on Sunday.

Around 40 riders assembled at the Mangala Stadium and took out the ride at 7 am till the War Memorial riding a distance of around 12 km in the city.

Tribute to Indian Armed Forces is an annual initiative MbC started from 2016 to pay respect to the soldiers of our country who are relentlessly working to safeguard country sacrificing all the luxuries in their life. The club members felt the need to show their solidarity to the soldiers for the biggest contribution they are doing to ensure citizens' lives are safe and secured. Through this annual event, they want to ensure that common people understand and give the due respect to soldiers.

At the end of the tribute to the Armed Forces was an annual award ceremony where winners of various initiatives of the club in 2017 were recognised and felicitated.

The rolling trophy of MBC Gang War 2017 went to the team Mad Dogs captained by Madhukar and his team members Achinthya, Drushya, Joel Fernandes, Mithil, Ravish, Shawn, Subodh, Vishnuprasad and Vivek. Gang war 2017 was a team-based challenge which saw five teams of cyclists fighting it out on various parameters to gain access to the most coveted trophy in the Club.

Certificates of Appreciation for longest kilometres ridden were awarded to Dhanraj Karkera (1,200 km), Shivanand Rao (400 km), Shubhanand Rao (400 km), Srikantharaja (400 km) and Vinod Prabhu (400 km).

Special Appreciation Award was given to Kishan Bangera for riding 255 days and 18,000 km without a break in the year 2017.

Lt Col Gracien Sequeira was the chief guest.

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