Arunachal Pradesh adventure festival: Salman Khan kicks off the season by cycling

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Salman Khan is an ambassador of Arunachal Pradesh tourism
Salman Khan is an ambassador of Arunachal Pradesh tourism

Itanagar : Arunachal Pradesh, the amazingly beautiful state in Northeast India is celebrating the sixth edition of Mechuka Adventure Festival. This time, Bollywood star Salman Khan, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju and Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, cycled around the picturesque hilly terrains in the state, kick-starting the second edition of MTB Arunachal Mountain Bicycle Race in the festival. 

To inform, Salman Khan is an ambassador of Arunachal Pradesh tourism. To entertain all, Khan participated in a 10-km ride alongside the two politicians and several other dignitaries. The film actor was on a day-long visit to the state to promote tourism.

Source of ANI shared a video and some pictures with us in which the trio is seen cycling through the hilly roads against the beautiful setting, where snow-capped mountains could be seen at the background.

Also, MoSfor Home, thanked 'bhaijaan of Bollywood' for promoting adventure tourism. “People of Arunachal Pradesh will be forever indebted to @BeingSalmanKhan for promoting the State as a destination for adventure tourism. People showered him all the love & affection at Menchuka today,” Rijiju wrote on Twitter while sharing some photos online.

CM Khandu too shared some images online and thanked the 'Kick' star adding that his presence at the festival “means a lot”

The Mechuka Festival is organized every year by the Department of Tourism of Arunachal Pradesh and draws many adventurers around the globe every year.

Expressing admiration for Arunachal Pradesh, Salman had earlier said: “I have never been there, but I don’t know why I like Arunachal Pradesh so much that I just wanted to go there for the longest time to see the place and to be there. I did a film called Tubelight with child actor Matin Rey Tangu who hails from Arunachal Pradesh. So, whenever he used to meet me, he used to tell me to visit Itanagar which is in Arunachal Pradesh.”