Lieutenant Commander Manoj Gupta, an Indian Naval Officer presently posted at Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala here, who is on a solo cycle expedition from Jammu and Kashmir to Kanyakumari, arrived here on Tuesday.

Officers, Midshipmen and family members of INA officers rode with him on bicycles from Payyannur to Pappinissery to bolster his expedition, a press release issued by the INA here on Tuesday said. Lt. Commander Gupta is undertaking the expedition to create awareness of the Armed Forces Flag Day.

Till Kanyakumari

The cycle expedition began from Khardung La in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir and was flagged off by Colonel Satish Sharma, Commandant, Ladakh Scouts Regimental Training Centre, on June 6.

The expedition is expected to conclude at Kanyakumari on July 16.

The officer reached Kannur after covering nine States and cycling a distance of 3,500 km.

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