The Walton Friendship Cycle Rally comprising cyclists of Bangladesh and West Bengal started their journey to Chittagong from the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.
A total of 15 cyclists from Kolkata and 10 from Bangladesh started their rally from Kolakta on Wednesday and crossed the border through Benapole, stayed Narail before reached Dhaka, the rally stayed at Comilla yesterday and is scheduled to reach Chittagong today. The Kolkata cyclists will return home from Chittagong.
State minister for youth and sports BirenSikder initiated the rally at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. Mihir Das, the general secretary of Kolkata Football Lovers Association who are the organisers in Kolkata said the cyclists donated blood in each other’s country and set a unique instance. AFM Iqbal bin Anwar Dawn, the additional secretary of Walton and MazharulHaque were also present on the occasion.