BSF women bike stunts cynosure of all eyes

BSF women bike stunts cynosure of all eyes

Many skipped a heartbeat, several sat with their eyes and mouth wide open, some were left gasping for breath for the daredevilry on motorcycles, but at the end, they won the hearts.

The 'Seema Bhavani' - the 106-member team from the Border Security Force (BSF) riding 26 350cc Royal Enfield bullets - created history on Friday by becoming the first all-women team to perform biking stunts during the Republic Day parade in the national capital.

The BSF and army motorcycle teams perform on alternate years in the parade.

The team led by Sub-Inspector Stanzin Noryang performed stunning stunts from "fish riding, side riding, 'faulaad', peacock to 'saptarishi'" in front of President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leaders from 10 Asean countries and thousands of spectators assembled on Rajpath.

The dignitaries, especially the President, seemed excited about the performance, and the spectators experienced some thrilling moments.

The women bikers, aged between 25-30 years, train for hours every day.

The stunts began with Noryang, who is from Ladakh, saluting the President while balancing herself atop her motorcycle.

Two women constables then came balancing themselves on a single motorcycle in the form of a fish.

Other stunts included "bullfighting" by two women constables and "peacock" formation by six bikers on a single bullet.

Seven others displayed their fine balancing act on a motorcycle by displaying the "windmill" formation.

The show culminated with the "flag march pyramid" where 29 women deftly balanced themselves on seven motorcycles, carrying the tricolour and chanting 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' as they passed in front of the dais.

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