2-Days Long National Level Road Bike Championship, Pangsau Pass Challenge 2022 Ends At Miao
By The Space
The 2-Days Pangsu Pass Challenge ended with a great pomp and show. 28 cyclists from across India, participated in this adventurous journey that started from Roing on 21st March 2022. This challenge was envisioned to promote tourism, bring the beautiful trans Arunachal highways into limelight and create awareness around the health benefits of cycling.
The Pangsu Pass Challenge 2022 was flagged off by honourable MLA from Roing and the chief guest of the occasion, Shri Mutchu Mithi, Honourable MLA Roing and guest of honour Shri Komji Linggi, ZPM, along with the Mt. Everest conqueror Ms. Tine Mena. During the flag off ceremony, Shri Mutchu Mithi said, "I thank all the cyclists who came from across India to participate in this Pangsau Pass Challenge 2022 here at Arunachal."
Welcoming the participants, honourable Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Shri Pema Khandu tweeted, " The 2nd edition of Pangsau Pass Challenge 2022 begins today. This ultimate adventure road cycling event is being held with an aim to promote eastern Arunachal Pradesh as the major tourism destination."
There were 3 categories of cyclists - men's elite, women's elite men's men junior. By the end of second day, in the men's elite, Mohmis Ismail (Jammu & Kashmir) secured the first position followed by Vitthal Bhosle (Maharashtra) in second and Tendon Michael Terang (Assam). In the women's elite, Kyakya Lindam Kiakia (Arunachal Pradesh) secured the first position followed by Roytong Mirip (Arunachal Pradesh) and Shine Umpey (Arunachal Pradesh) in second and third positions respectively. In the men's junior, Chemsom Ingti (Assam) secured the first position followed by Arshad Faridi (Delhi) and Dhenis Hangu (Arunachal Pradesh in second and third positions respectively.
Gracing the closing ceremony at Dapha Valley Tourist Lodge Miao, Honourable Minister of Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs of Arunachal Pradesh and chief patron of the event Shri Kamlung Mosang also attended along with and the Chief Guest of the closing ceremony, Dr. Devansh Yadav,IAS, Deputy Commissioner of Changlang district and ZPM Miao as Guest of Honour.
Talking about using Pansau Pass as a stepping stone to re-invent Arunachal Pradesh Tourism, Shri Kamlung Mosang said, "The Government should take up cycling and Pangsau Pass Challenge as an annual sports event along with exploring tourism in general." There was also an active participation of 10 cadets from Indian Army with a message of 'say no to drugs'.
Pangsau Pass Challenge 2022 was organized by Dapha Valley Tours and Travels in association with Directorate of Youth Affairs and Department of Tourism and in collaboration with Arunachal Cycling Association under the guidance of Cycling Federation of India. SEED NGO, Kabos Adventure, Discover Fareast, My Tribal Tours, were the other associate partner and this initiative was supported by the District Administration, Changlang.