Imphal: Rajya Sabha MP and titular king Leishemba Sanajaoba felicitated Gerinda Loitongbam, the only lady bike rider from the State and also the only lady from the country, who reached the highest peak Umling La. The reception ceremony was held at Sana Konung on Wednesday.
Gerinda thanked Thangmeiband United Club for welcoming her warmly. She also extended her warm appreciation to her family members for their continuous support throughout her whole journey.
It may be mentioned that Gerinda Loitongbam began her journey from the historic Kangla fort on September 5 last along with other bikers.
Gerinda said that it was a sheer experience of adventures going through different phases of weather conditions and covering the rough terrains of the Himalayan as well as the busy traffic of the major Indian highways.
She further said that they, along with other bikers reached their final destination i.e Umling La.
She said she is very much grateful to Kunan Meitram, the manager of jawashowroom for accompanying her throughout her journey and also to the other bikers who helped her out as well.
Gerinda Loitongbam said, “I feel very lucky and proud of myself and for my motherland to be able to reach my destination that I have been dreaming of and to become the first woman rider from the North East States to accomplish such a remarkable feat”.