For most of us, travelling is almost always a fun trip. But for youth from Assam’s Pathsala, travelling has more to it. And that too on foot. Yes, Pathsala’s youth Khanin Roy has embarked on a tedious journey on foot – from one corner of Assam to the other.
Roy endeavoured to cover the entire length of this vast state – from Dhubri to Sadiya, and that too on foot. This is in no uncertain terms a fun trip, but with a mission – to create awareness against drug abuse and depression.

Roy has endeavoured on this enduring journey under the motivation and initiative of one NGO named ‘Brain and Figure’. Notably, Brain and Figure has been engaging itself in several programmes to create awareness against depression and drug abuse.
Earlier, the organization had held various awareness programmes like cycling, swimming and yoga to create awareness against depression and drug abuse.

Pathsala’s youth Khanin Roy has embarked on his mission last December 7, 2020, from Dhubri – the border town of Assam and Bengal. His mission is to traverse through various districts and important towns of the state till he reaches Sadiya, the easternmost town along Assam-Arunachal state boundary. Christened as the ‘Ultra High Walkathon’, Roy attempts to walk a total of 900 km.
The historic Sivasagar town had the privilege to welcome him and host for a stopover.
Overwhelmed by the hospitality and warmth of the people of Sivasagar, Roy had an overnight stopover in the historic town.

Credit goes to Sivasagar’s District Assistant Tourist Information Officer, Madhab Das, who goes the extra mile to host any guest, domestic or foreign, and giving them the feel and aura of the bygone glorious Ahom era.

Madhab Das
Sivasagar’s District Assistant Tourist Information Officer, Madhab Das with Khanin Roy Image Credit: Madhab Das

Das was instrumental in hosting Roy too for his overnight stopover in Sivasagar.
Overwhelmed by Roy’s sincere gesture towards a noble cause, Sivasagar deputy commissioner Bishnu Kamal Borah also took time off from his busy schedule to pay a courtesy visit and met Roy.

Sivasagar deputy commissioner Bishnu Kamal Borah
Image Credit: Madhab Das

The deputy commissioner felicitated Roy and showered his goodwill in his noble mission.
Borah also wished Roy all the success in his remaining part of his campaign tour.
He also sought the blessings of Arjuna awardee Bhogeswar Baruah.

 Khanin Roy sought the blessings of Arjuna awardee Bhogeswar Baruah
Khanin Roy sought the blessings of Arjuna awardee Bhogeswar Baruah. Image Credit: Madhab Das

The veteran athlete while blessing the energetic youth wished him all the success in his future endeavours towards bettering the society and the upcoming generation. Roy left Sivasagar with all the blessings and goodwill from the people of Sivasagar to complete his mission.

While interacting with the Deputy Commissioner Borah and Bhogeswar Baruah, Roy expressed his desire to swim all the historic water bodies of Sivasagar district. Both DC and Baruah welcomed him wholeheartedly to chase his desire and assured of all possible help and cooperation. Notably, Roy had swum across the mighty Brahmaputra for the same cause earlier.

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