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R-Day parade: Women daredevils perform motorcycle stunts

January 26, 2022 20:09 IST

A team of women daredevils from the Border Security Force on Wednesday got the adrenaline rushing as they performed gravity-defying motorcycle stunts on Rajpath during the Republic Day parade.

IMAGE: Women daredevils of Border Security Force (BSF) perform a stunt during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photograph: Sanjay Sharma/ANI Photo

They also sent out a message of girl education and women empowerment.


The 'Seema Bhawani' motorcycle team received applause and appreciation from the spectators, including several Union ministers and other dignitaries present at the venue, many of whom gave the women troupe a standing ovation.

Photograph: Sanjay Sharma/ANI Photo

The segment began with a member giving a salute to President Ram Nath Kovind while precariously riding a motorcycle.

Photograph: Sanjay Sharma/ANI Photo

She was followed by her colleague, who rode a motorcycle sitting backward and holding a placard that read 'Beti Bachaao, Beti Padhao'.

Photograph: Sanjay Sharma/ANI Photo

A number of other routines, too, got the pulses racing in the crowd, which was rather thin this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Photograph: Sanjay Sharma/ANI Photo

Other stunts performed by them included 'single kneeling', 'chair riding', 'fish riding', 'double-back riding', 'Abhinandan', 'Gulistan', and 'pyramid' formation.

IMAGE: ITBP's 'Himveers' perform a stunt on motorcycles during the parade at Rajpath. Photograph: Kamal Kishore/PTI Photo

Following their performance, the 'Himveers' troupe from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police dazzled the spectators with their acrobatics on motorcycles.

The 'pyramid' formation called 'Himalay ke Prahari' was displayed by a group of 39 Himveers on nine motorcycles and was dedicated to the 75 years of India's Independence -- Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

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