Manipur cyclist to cycle from New Delhi to Tokyo

Manipur cyclist Rohan Philem Singh is all set to connect the unheard voices of persons with disabilities in his seventh mission by cycling from New Delhi to Tokyo.

Rohan will start a solo ride to Tokyo to promote “inclusion, respect & dignity” and further raise awareness on “The rights persons with disabilities”, in connection with the commencement of the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo. He will be covering a total distance of approximately 10,000 kms from New Delhi to Tokyo by the second week of February.

Appreciating Rohan for his outstanding feat and indomitable courage, Manipur CAF & PD minister Karam Shyam stated that he will financially support Rohan for his upcoming Japan ride and will also give him a memorable gift on his return from the cycle journey.

Shyam said that we need to encourage and promote such youth who have brought laurels for the state by braving all odds on the way. “It is a proud moment that Rohan will create an identity of Manipur by carrying the seven salai flag while crossing several countries on his tour to Tokyo,” he said.

The minister further added that such exemplary acts should be praised on the social media, and one should understand the talents and recognize their potential and achievement. “Let’s make our society a cultured and civilized one by seeing the positive side of any issue and stopping blame game,” he added.

Rohan Philem, aged 25 years, is a resident of Moirang Philem Leikai in the Bishnupur district of Manipur. He is at present a masters’ student at Sharda University, Greater Noida. Earlier, Rohan had toured the Northeast states and the entire country on various themes including humanity and environment.

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