Maruti Suzuki India, the leading automobile manufacturer in the country, has embarked on a unique journey of collaboration and empowerment by teaming up with the Indian Navy. Their joint mission is to create awareness about career opportunities among the youth of Northeastern India through the ‘Khamree Mo Sikkim‘ outreach programme. This partnership not only reflects the commitment of all stakeholders to the Northeast region but also demonstrates the potential for positive change through collective efforts.
Setting Sail on a 6,500 km Expedition
- On the 24th of September 2023, a remarkable expedition was launched from the Indian Navy base in Lonavala. Covering a staggering distance of 6,500 kilometers, this journey is set to span several weeks and involve the participation of 45 Navy officials.
- These dedicated individuals will traverse diverse terrains in five vehicles, including three of Maruti Suzuki’s iconic off-roader Jimny models and two flagship Grand Vitara ALL GRIP SUVs.
- The expedition’s route is carefully planned to cover key regions, including Mhow, Jhansi, Lucknow, Varanasi, Patna, Bagdogra, Gangtok, Lachen, Gurudongma, Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar, Vishakhapatnam, and Hyderabad.
Promoting Development In The Northeastern region
- This partnership exemplifies India’s enduring spirit and underscores Maruti Suzuki’s dedication to promoting development in the Northeastern region.
- It embodies a collaborative effort aimed at advancing progress and enhancing the well-being of Northeast India.
- The main goal is to educate and inspire young individuals about the diverse opportunities within the Navy, while also fostering and reinforcing connections with the local communities in the region.
Three Distinct Stretches with Unique Objectives
The ‘Khamree Mo Sikkim’ expedition is divided into three distinct stretches, each with its unique focus and purpose:
- Stretch 1: INS Shivaji to Bagdogra
The first stretch of the expedition will take the participants from INS Shivaji to Bagdogra, covering diverse landscapes and engaging with local communities along the way.
- Stretch 2: Comprehensive Coverage of Sikkim
Stretch 2 will comprehensively cover the state of Sikkim, providing an opportunity to empower and inspire the youth in this region.
- Stretch 3: Gangtok to INS Shivaji
The final stretch of the expedition will extend from Gangtok, Sikkim, back to INS Shivaji, with a particular focus on empowering the youth in rural areas along the eastern coastal region.
Engaging with Local Communities
- As the convoy of Maruti Suzuki vehicles and Indian Navy officials journeys through diverse states on this epic adventure, they will engage closely with local communities.
- They plan to deliver motivational lectures and provide invaluable guidance on defense entrance exams at esteemed educational institutions.
- Additionally, the expedition participants will partake in captivating visits to historically significant monuments, fostering a sense of pride and unity among all involved.
Empowering Northeastern Youth
The ‘Khamree Mo Sikkim’ outreach programme represents a commendable partnership between Maruti Suzuki India and the Indian Navy, with the shared goal of enlightening, inspiring, and empowering the youth of Northeastern India. Through this collaborative effort, they aim to not only create awareness about career opportunities but also strengthen the bonds within the local communities and contribute to the progress of the region.