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JKSMA to organize Paragliding training camp for local youth

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Srinagar, Aug 6: The J&K Ski and Mountaineering Association (JKSMA) on Monday said that it is organizing an elementary Paragliding training camp, in the 3rd week of September, for the novices of the valley in association with Adventure Tour Operators Association of Kashmir and Dive and Glide Adventures of Bilaspur Himachal Pradesh.

In a statement issued here, JKSMA said that the overall supervision of Vishal Jasal, a highly trained and experienced Pilot who has participated in several national and international Paragliding championships. “The training is aimed at infusing a spirit of aero sports among local youth and to create trained manpower for tourism industry.”

“The JKSMA has requested the Tourism Department and State Sports Council to sponsor this prestigious program. The other aim of the project would be to raise a state team that could take part in National Paragliding Championship in near future. Besides this, the experts will explore possibility of introducing this scintillating sport at Dudhpathri, Tossa Maidan and some other places in the valley,” reads the statement.

“The JKSMA is inviting the applications from adventure loving enthusiasts who have enough adventure background. In case the event is not sponsored by any organisation the participants shall have to pay Rs.7,000 as training fee,” the statement added.

According to statement of JKSMA, the organizers can be contacted at [email protected] for further details.


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