No. 218/2020-PUB 22th February 2020
A meeting under the chairmanship of R.D. Dhiman, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Tourism and Civil Aviation was held today regarding organisation of Paragliding Pre-Word Cup at Bir- Billing in district Kangra.
Shri Dhiman informed that the Paragliding World Cup Association (PWCA) has given their permission to organise the paragliding pre world cup. He stated that the event would be organised from 31st March to 5th April, 2020 at Bir-Billing. He further informed that there would be 100 participants from 28 different countries.
He said that Bir-Billing is very famous for this adventurous sports and earlier world level event was organised in the year 2015. Bir-Billing is one of the best paragliding site in the world, he added.
For the safety and rescue of participants, the arrangement for helicopter has also been made.
The event is being organised by the Department of Tourism and Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali.
Yunus, Director Tourism and Col. Neeraj Rana, Director Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali were also present in the meeting.