Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu and union Law minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday participated at the BRUTE 2.0, an ultra marathon trail race to tourism promotion in the Himalayan state.
Organised by an NGO, the Gumin Rvgo Kwlaju (GRK) the ultra marathon trail race is known as ‘Basar Running Ultra Trail Experience (BRUTE), and is held in Leparada district of Arunachal Pradesh.
Flagged off by Arunachal Pradesh deputy chief minister Chowna Mein from Gori field, BRUTE 2.0 had four categories – 5 km, 10 km, 30 km and 60 km.
Pema Khandu and Kiren Rijiju participated in the 5 km category. Arunachal Pradesh minister Mama Natung and MLAs, including Gokar Basar and Nyamar Karbak also participated in 5 km category.
What an energetic start of morning!
Participated in Basar Running Ultra-Trail Experience 2022 in 5 km category. We started at 6 am from Gori field.
— Pema Khandu པདྨ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་། (@PemaKhanduBJP) December 5, 2022
More than 100 runners from other states, including a 60-yr-old young at heart man from Assam participated in BRUTE 2.0.
Arunachal is known for adventure tourism. Events, festivals are being organised to promote it.
“We are committed to making the state a centre of adventure tourism,” Pema Khandu said, adding, “Truly a wonderful experience. We all need to practice at least one sport to stay fit – physically, mentally.”
BRUTE is the first ultra running event in Arunachal. It was held in March 5 this year. It is a tourist-based running event, targeting ultra-marathon/trail runners and adventure seekers.
“We organized BRUTE to expose the Likabali-Basar-Mechukha tourist circuit as exotic tourist destinations,” the organizers said.