International paragliding event to be held from Oct 25 in Himachal

Himalayan-Paragliding in bir billing

Shimla: Himalayan National Paragliding Championship and Paragliding International Championship will be held from October 25 to November 1, 2012 at Billing in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. This was disclosed by Principle Secretary, Youth Services VC Pharkha in Shimla today.

He said the last date of registration was October 22, 2012. Paragliders who have performed 35 km cross country twice would be eligible for participation in the event.

Pharka informed that the paragliders would be provided free transportation from landing site at Bir to take-off site at Billing. Youth services and sports and experts from Atal Behari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali would provide rescue, retrieval and safety teams during the competitions.

The event was being organized jointly by department of youth services & sports and tourism department with technical support of Aero Club of India (ACI) and Federation of Aeronautical International (FAI).

Participants can log on to the website of Department of Youth Services for more details and online registrations.

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