Friday, May 27, 2011

Gangtok mountain-biking event scheduled for 31 May

gangtok mountain biking
GANGTOK, 26 May [IPR]: Speaker KT Gyaltsen, who is also the area MLA of Syari constituency, along with officials from the Department of Tourism, members from Recovering Users Network and members of the Sikkim Mountain Bikers group met to discuss tourism-based activities for Syari and introduce mountain biking in the area to promote tourism by creating sustainable ecotourism opportunities and also generating awareness against substance abuse and alcoholism.
The meeting started off with the MLA welcoming the officials and members of the RCU and Sikkim Mountain Bikers club.
It was decided that a mountain biking event cum awareness programme be flagged off from Chandmari (Dechiling) to Pabyuik monastery in Pabyuik-Naitam on 31 May. The event is projected to generate interest in eco-friendly tourism, introduce the area to the monastic tourism circuit and spread awareness on the adverse effects of drug use.

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