Shopian : Kashmir Cyclothon which was flagged-off by the Chief Secretary at Srinagar early morning Thursday reached Shopian while traversing through the villages and towns of the district,.
300km Kashmir Cyclothon -2022 that started from Royal Golf Course Srinagar, has been organised by Department of Tourism.
At Keegam, Shopian, the rally was welcomed by Officials of Youth Services and Sports Department, Education department and students.
Thereafter, it raced through famous stop overs at Mini Secretariat where it was welcomed by District Administration officers including ACR, Dy.DEO who briefed them on various activities including SVEEP.
Residents of Shopian Town and various other officials provided refreshments to them on their way to Dubjan Tourist Resort.
Officials interacted with cyclists who came from various parts of the country and includes in its fold, young and old, women and men and raced on the famous Mughal Road and stopped over at Borihalan.
The first day of Cyclothon culminated at final stopover of Shopian Section at Dubjan and moved to Aharbal, falling in jurisdiction of district Kulgam, on way to VasakNag, Verinag, Kokernag, Daksum, Achabal, Shikargah and Srinagar.
All the Cyclist participants of Kashmir Cyclothon were encouraged by school children, officials, locals at specified stop overs.
Some women cyclists from outside J&K were also seen participating in the rally.
The Tourist Officers and officials of Tourist Department also accompanied the rally along with local participants.