Coimbatore, Sept 28 (PTI) A over 2,700-km cycle rally to New Delhi aimed at promoting the spirit of adventure and awareness was flagged off at the Madras Regimental Centre (MRC) in Wellington in nearby Nilgiris district Friday. Also Read - Rajasthan: High Court Issues Notice to Defence Secretary in Case of Woman Major's Sexual Harassment Charge Against Brigadier

The rally, held to commemorate Infantry Day on October 27, comprises 10 cyclists led by Captain Shubham Singh and would also undertake an awareness campaign on joining the Indian Army, Swachh Bharat and women empowerment, it said. Also Read - Protests rock Jammu amid curfew

Inaugurated by Brigadier SK Sangwan, Commandant MRC, the rally, under the aegis of Infantry Directorate, Army headquarters, would cover a distance of 2,741 km from Wellington to New Delhi over a period of 30 days, a press release said. Also Read - Our commanders leading anti-terrorist operations from the front, reducing civilian casualties: Army

The team would traverse through seven states and visit important places en route such as Mysuru, Bengaluru, Belgaum, Kolhapur, Satara, Pune, Mumbai, Surat, Vadodara, Udaipur, Ajmer and Jaipur, the release said.

Such rallies are regularly undertaken by the Army in order to increase awareness in the areas and to project positive image of the Armed Forces to the general public.

In addition, the rally is aimed at instilling a sense of adventure, camaraderie and espirit-de-corps amongst the participants, it added.

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