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Retired Maj Gen Somnath Jha cycle expedition reaches Jamshedpur

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Jamshedpur, Dec. 29: He has dedicated majority of his life to the country and retirement has little meaning for Major General Somnath Jha, 58, who hung up his boots on September 30, 2016.

He has now taken up the daunting task of cycling throughout the country to pay homage to the fallen heroes of Indian Army. The cycle expedition which began on October 19, 2016 reached Jamshedpur on Thursday, December 29. Retired Major General Jha would stay in the steel city for the next two days and would prepare for the journey ahead.

Retired Major General said that his aim and objective for cycle expedition is to pay homage to the fallen soldiers of the Indian Army going and passing through all the 29 States of the Country as each and every soldier comes from every corner of the country.

The cycle expedition is more than 12000 kms long journey which will last rest at New Delhi at Amar Jawan Jyoti (India Gate) by the late of April, 2017 said Somnath Jha.

Accompanying him is his wife writer Chitra Jha who has also taken up the task of cycling throughout the country. She is in her car behind the cycle and manages the fooding and first-aid.

Somnath Jha retired after 37 years of service from the Army on 30th September, 2016 and right after his retirement, began his cycling expedition on October 19, 2016 from Ambala Cantonment which was his final post where he retired from his service.

He cycles two kilometer daily paying homage to the martyred army person while travel for 75 km daily. On his 72nd day of the expedition, Somnath Jha has covered 13 states travelling 3600 km till date.

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