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A Motor Car Expedition to North East India was organized by NBCD School, INS Shivaji Lonavla to commemorate 45 years of India-Pakistan 1971 War and Navy Day 2016. The expedition covered the distance of 6765 Km from 12 Nov to 02 Dec 16.

The expedition, comprising of two SUVs, was manned by eight personnel from Station Lonavla namely Captain Neelkanth Khond, Commander Satish Kumar, Lieutenant Commander Jithin Jayachandran, Major Akhil Balodi, Vijayinder Sharma POELP, Ravi Singh LME, Sunil Kumar ME-I and RK Pradhan MA-I. The expedition navigated across the mainland India to the Northeast. The expedition commenced from Lonavla and passed through Ahmednagar, Nagpur and Gondia in Maharastra, wherein at Gondia the team conducted a seminar for general public on awareness about Indian Navy. It was followed by series of seminars for students and local population at Balaghat, Seoni and Gotegaon in Madhya Pradesh. The expedition also went to Sainik School Rewa in Madhya Pradesh and conducted seminar and interactive session for students of the school. The team transited through Muzzafarpur in Bihar; Bagdogra in West Bengal; Rangia and Guwahati in Assam and Shillong in Meghalaya. The expedition on its way back passed through Lucknow and Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh. The  team also conducted a seminar on awareness about Indian Navy in Bhopal for BHEL School students and interactive sessions in Town Halls at Devas and Sehore before halting at Mhow in Madhya Pradesh. Finally, the expedition culminated in Lonavala through Nashik in Maharastra. A total of eight states with diversified culture and traditions were covered by the expedition in 21 days.

Commodore KP Arvindan, Station Commander, Lonavla while receiving the expedition, praised efforts of the NBCD School for planning, organising and conducting such massive successful event. He appreciated expedition team for following safety norms and commended the efforts put by team in educating youth and local populace about Indian Navy. At the end, amidst loud cheers and felicitations the expedition was successfully culminated.