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Bid to make Mizoram a paragliding hub

Bid to make Mizoram a paragliding hub
February 17
10:16 2020

NET Bureau

All efforts would be made to make Mizoram a paragliding hub of the country, said Mizoram Sports and Tourism Minister Robert Romawia Royte.
He said the State government would make paragliding championship an annual event in the State.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the three-day FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale) Category II International Paragliding Accuracy Championship, 2020, at Serchhip in Mizoram as the guest of honour, Royte said that owing to the efforts of Mizoram Aero-Sports Association (MASA), and State tourism and sports departments, Serchhip has now become a permanent venue for paragliding events.

“Efforts will be made to organise Paragliding World Cup in this place and make paragliding championship an annual event. Better infrastructure will be built,” Royte said.

Chief Minister Zoramthanga graced the closing ceremony as the chief guest and distributed prizes among the participants.

He expressed delight that Mizoram hosted the international paragliding championship for the first time and hoped that this would help in promoting paragliding not only in Mizoram but in the entire country.

The event was organised by MASA in collaboration with the State sports and tourism departments.

The State government allocated Rs 50 lakh while the North Eastern Council (NEC) sanctioned Rs 20 lakh for the event which concluded on Sunday.

Officials said that nearly 70 pilots (gliders) from different parts of India and abroad had registered for the championship, but seven gliders from China cancelled their participation after they were not allowed to move out of their country due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The National Aero-Club of India deployed a 12-member technical team, including a director from Macedonia and two judges from Slovenia and Republic of Korea, for the event.

In the women’s category, Jin Hee Baek (South Korea) bagged first prize, Jae Ryun Ha (South Korea) received the second prize and Rupa Devi Karki (India) got the third prize.

In men’s category, Byung Chang Jeun (South Korea) won the first prize, Igor Virshki (Kazakhstan) bagged the second prize and Vishal Kumar (India) won the third prize.

In the team competition, the Korean team won the first prize while Bir Billing and 3K bagged the second and the third prizes respectively.

Source: The Assam Tribune

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