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Pedaling for Patriotism: Cyclist's Epic Journey to Honor Fallen Heroes

Catch Team | Updated on: 20 June 2024, 22:57 IST

Jaisalmer (Rajasthan): In a remarkable display of patriotism and dedication, Narpat Gahlot, a resident of Jodhpur's Mataji ka Than, has embarked on an extraordinary cycling journey across India to pay tribute to the nation's fallen heroes. This epic endeavor, dubbed the "Bharat Darshan Yatra," aims to inspire reverence for the nation's martyrs and provide assistance to their families.

Gahlot's journey began on June 9 and will span 25 states, covering over 25,000 kilometers over the next six months. Along the way, he will visit memorials dedicated to bravehearts, such as the one in Mohangarh, where he paid homage to Shaheed Nakhat Singh Bhati and Shaheed Rajendra Singh Bhati. Gahlot also met with family members of the martyrs, gathering information about the various forms of government assistance available to them.

This is not Gahlot's first cycling expedition. In 2021, he completed a 6,000-kilometer Covid Shraddhanjali Yatra, and in 2023, he undertook a 16,000-kilometer religious journey that covered sacred sites of various faiths.

The primary objective of the Bharat Darshan Yatra is to instill a sense of reverence for the nation's martyrs in the hearts of the people. Additionally, Gahlot aims to encourage young people to join the armed forces and provide financial aid to the families of fallen heroes. In cases where government assistance is unavailable, Gahlot will rely on public support to extend aid to these families.

The villagers of Mohangarh warmly welcomed Gahlot, acknowledging his noble endeavor to honor the nation's brave sons and daughters who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

First published: 20 June 2024, 22:57 IST