In a spectacular inauguration ceremony at Arunachal’s Dongshengmang, near the Indo-Bhutan border, the Tawangchu Tides International Kayaking Championship-2024 commenced on Wednesday.
Tawang Deputy Commissioner Kanki Darang reportedly marked the beginning of the global water sport extravaganza, graced by the participation of 51 kayakers from countries including Britain, Russia, and Australia, along with representatives from various states across the nation.
Organized by SWITCH, the event aims to elevate Arunachal Pradesh as a global hub for kayaking, as informed.
Expressing gratitude to the organizers for bringing the adventure sports championship to this remote corner of the country, DC Kanki Darang welcomed all the participants during his inaugural address.
Additionally, Race Director Charanjeev Kala emphasized that the championship is not merely a competition but a visionary initiative supported by passionate private sponsors, institutional backing, and endorsement from Union Minister of Earth Sciences, Kiren Riiju.
Kala stated, “The goal is to not only make local waves but to position Arunachal Pradesh as a global hub for kayaking with aspirations to host future World Championships.”
The championship has reportedly received a significant boost with the patronage and support of Chief Minister Pema Khandu, adding a layer of prestige and firmly establishing it in the heart of Arunachal Pradesh.
The three-day event, scheduled from February 7 to 9, promises thrilling races, with participants showcasing their skills in various categories.
The ultimate champion kayakers, excelling in all races, will be declared at the culmination of the championship, as reported.
As the paddles hit the water, Dongshengmang becomes the epicenter of global kayaking, setting the stage for an unforgettable competition.