Dhungyel flags off BBIN rally in Thimpu
23 November 2015, Nirapad News: The friendship motor rally of Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) left Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan, on Monday.
Bhutanese information and communication minister D.N. Dhungyel has flagged off the rally this morning (November 23).
Bhutan Labour Minister Ngeema Sangay Tshempo, High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Thimpu Jishnu Roy Chowdhury and Indian high commissioner in Thimpu Goutam Bambawale were also present at the program.
The rally comprises of 20 vehicles and 80 participants from four different countries. Despite sunny morning, the temperature of Thimpu is still below 6 degree Celsius.
The Bhutanese riders have predicted that the weather might get colder on the way of Bhumthang district of Bhutan. The riders have wrapped themselves with warm clothes for the journey ahead.
Across the beautiful hill tracts and valley, this motor rally will have to cross about 275 kilometres to reach Bhumtang.
During the estimated eight hours’ journey, the motor rally should cross through Dochula, Shefu Chasam and Throngsa districts to reach Bhumtang.
Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan, is also known as the “Thundered Dragons City”. Thimpu is an organized and clean city with a very small populace.
Although there are many tourists but the practices of western clothing are not much noticed. The locals and government officials wears Gho and Kera, the national dress of Bhutan.
On behalf of Bangladesh Government, a group of six members has joined this motor rally under the leadership of Deputy Secretary of Home ministry Nirodh Chandra Mandal.
The other members of the delegation include second secretary of National Board of Revenue (NBR) Shahidul Islam, Roads and Highways Department deputy director Maqsudur Rahman, director (port and Customs) Syed Md Bathtiar, Shyamoli Paribahan manager Nayon Kumar Ray .