42-year-old policeman from Bastar to cycle 6,000 kilometres for peace

WION Web Team
Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Mar 06, 2018, 09:00 AM IST

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A police constable from Bastar has set off on a 6,000-kilometre cycle ride from Delhi's India Gate which will go along the Golden Quadrilateral. 42-year-old Banshi Lal Netam says he wants to spread the message of peace and create a Guinness World Record with his cycle ride. 

The Bastar community of Chhattisgarh grapples with chaos and Netam, through his ride, is determined to spread the message of peace all across. In about 20 days Netam will be travelling to states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and then return to Delhi.


"My main motive is to feature in the Guinness World Record, Golden book world record. Then I want to open a hub of adventurous sports in Bastar and help the youth of Bastar use this opportunity fully -- like cycling, mountaineering, para mountaineering, horse riding. I want to help the kids of Bastar," Netam said.

"When I go on the tour and meet different people I have just one aim. You must have heard about Bastar. Hence spreading peace in Bastar would be my message," he further added.

Netam has been preparing for over a year for this ride. He practised every day by cycling for about 350 kilometres.

(With inputs from ANI)