Arunchal CM flags off Maruti Suzuki Rally from Itanagar

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Itanagar [India], Dec 14 (ANI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday flagged off the fifth leg of Maruti Suzuki National Super League TSD Rally Championship 2016 from Civil Secretariat, Itanagar. This is the first ever Maruti Suzuki motorsports rally to debut in the north-east. The rally will be passing through the oldest town of the state, Pasighat, also known as "Gateway of Arunachal Pradesh" and will conclude in the breath-taking quaint village, Dambuk on December 17. The rallyists will be covering over 700 kms distance, traversing through the undulating hilly terrain of Arunachal Pradesh. The rallyists from all across the country are extremely excited as they would get to experience Arunachal's beauty along the way. Commenting on the occasion, Vinay Pant, assistant vice-president, marketing, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. said, "The response we have received for all the stages of this championship has been phenomenal and reflects the passion people have for motorsports. Through National Super League TSD Rally Championship, we have reached out to the budding talent and given them a platform to showcase their passion for the machines and also prepare themselves for larger format rallies." The Rally of Arunachal will see over 40 participants competing for the prestigious title. The participants include winners of Backwaters Rally and Deccan Rally Karthick Maruthi and S. Sankar Anand. Other key participants like Sachin Singh and Jagmeet Gill are set to give a tough competition to the title holders. (ANI)