The 2,000-km adventure rally, which will include a motorcade of about 30 vehicles, aims to strengthen ethnic bonding between India and Nepal and help rediscover the Buddhist lineage of the two countries. It will cover Dhauli Peace Pagoda in Bhubaneswar and pass through Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Nalanda, Patna and reach Nepal. More than 10 teams from Odisha are taking part in it. Each team has four members.
Motor sporting enthusiasts from all over the country and Nepal are participating in this rally. Retired army general, senior bureaucrats, politicians, motor rally veterans and many more first timers would be part of this event to spread the word of friendship in India and Nepal.
It has been only around five years that motor sports have started catching eyeballs of enthusiasts in the state. After the Kalinga Motor Sports Club was formed in 2009, the state experienced its first-ever motor rally event in 2011 when the Speed Indian National Rally Championship kicked off its sixth leg from Utkal University campus.