Thursday, 3 December 2015

Indian National Arrives Lagos On Bicycle, visited 110 other countries through same means,

An Indian national, Mr Somen Debnath, on Thursday said that he arrived Lagos on bicycle after visiting 110 other countries in the last 11 years through same means. Debnath told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN in Lagos that Nigeria was among the 191 countries he would be visiting to promote Indian culture. Aside that, the tour is also for another reason, hear him;

“The whole essence of my `Around the World Bicycle Tour’ programme is to promote Indian culture and raise global awareness on HIV/AIDS through the education of young men and women worldwide. As a youth myself, I strongly believe that youths in every community globally can make the much desired change we all need. I am in Lagos to sensitise young Nigerians in universities and colleges on what they should know about HIV/AIDS. So far in the last 11 years, I have visited 111 countries including Nigeria on my bicycle,’’ he said.

Debnath, a graduate of Zoology from the University of Calcutta, India, said that it was imperative for young Nigerians to abstain from unprotected sex, but to engage in safe sex by using condoms. He also enjoined Nigerians not to stigmatise or discriminate against persons living with HIV/AIDS, but to always show them love and care.

He, however, said that his tour had been fraught with dangers and challenges. These include; being held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan, robbed six times in Central Asia to being beaten eight times by skinheads.

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