Yasha Mudgal flags off group for Special Paragliding Course

JAMMU, MARCH 08: Commissioner Secretary, Tourism, Yasha Mudgal today flagged off a group of 25 adventure enthusiasts from Railway station here to undertake a 17-day Special Combined Paragliding Course at  NIMAS Training area in Seppa, Arunachal Pradesh, renowned for adventure sports education.

The course is scheduled from March 12 to March 28, 2024 and will encompass three levels – Basic, Intermediate, and Advance (P1, P2, & P3), catering to the diverse skill sets of the participants.

Speaking on the occasion, Yasha Mudgal highlighted on the  tremendous potential of Jammu as an adventure tourism hotspot. She  stressed on the importance of capitalizing this potential of Jammu and make it leading adventurous destination of the country.

She commended the Directorate of Tourism Jammu for these kind of initiatives, noting its pivotal role in leveraging the region’s natural beauty and diverse landscapes to attract adventure enthusiasts worldwide.

She expressed confidence in the participants ability to excel in their paragliding endeavours, solidifying Jammu’s reputation as a premier destination for adventure tourism.

Joint Director, Tourism Jammu on the occasion highlighted the significance of nurturing local talent, underscoring how this initiative will contribute to the overall development of Jammu region as a prime adventure tourism destination .

Pertinently, this  initiative aims to cultivate local talent, invigorate adventure tourism and elevate Jammu as a premier adventure tourism destination. This special combined paragliding course not only provides a platform for adventure enthusiasts to hone their skills but also aligns with the government’s vision to promote adventure tourism and position the region as a premier destination.

During their interaction with the media, participants expressed gratitude to the Tourism Department for the initiative and conveyed hopes for its transformative impact on adventure tourism, envisioning a future where Jammu becomes a global hub for thrill-seekers and adventurers alike.

Notably, Directorate of Tourism, Jammu, in collaboration with the Indian Kayaking & Canoeing Association (IKCA) and Jammu Adventure Sports Association (JASA), has conducted comprehensive water surveys across all districts of Jammu Division. These surveys have yielded valuable recommendations, pinpointing specific locations for activities like paragliding at Aitham, Dhanwa, Billo ki Paudi, Mokhri, and water-based activities in various locations. Additionally, 38 new trekking routes have been identified, further enhancing adventure tourism offerings in the region.


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