Wednesday, September 09, 2015

India gears up to host AAI Paragliding World Cup 2015

The best paragliders in the world will gather in Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh, and show their mettle, as India gears up to host the “AAI Paragliding World Cup 2015”. Preparations are underway on a massive scale in Bir Billing where the World Cup would be staged from October 23 to 31 this year.
The Billing Paragliding Association (BPA), which has been entrusted to organise the event, is leaving no stone unturned to ensure a memorable experience for everyone. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will be the Title Sponsor and actively promote the event through various avenues and platforms to be announced soon. The AAI has also taken up the task of promoting Adventure Sports and help build an additional avenue for Tourism.
About 130 of the best paragliders, including those in World’s Top-5, from over 40 countries are set to participate in the championship, which will put India firmly on the global paragliding map.
Sudhir Sharma, Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Town & Country Planning, Government of Himachal Pradesh, who is also the president of the Billing Paragliding Association, has been closely monitoring the progress of the event. “It is a matter of huge prestige for Billing Paragliding Association and Himachal Pradesh​ that the AAI Paragliding World Cup is happening here. This is a huge shot in the arm for not only the sport of paragliding, but Himachal Pradesh​ as well and we are working hard to deliver a truly world-class event,” he said.
08/09/15 Nitin Kumar/dnaindia
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