Sports dept to hold paragliding 'pre-world cup'

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Shimla: Bringing in a major shift in management of paragliding sport in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today announced that the ‘World Paragliding Competition’, which was earlier being organized by the department of tourism and civil aviation, would now be organized by the department of youth services and sports henceforth in collaboration with Atal Behari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali.

He said the decision has been taken keeping in view their expertise in organizing various sports events, including aviation sports events. It may be pertinent to mention here that lately there have also been speculations about the sport falling victim to politics as SAIL, which comes under the Union steel ministry headed by Virbhadra Singh, had been sponsoring the paragliding event.

Dhumal expressed surprise over the statement of Virbhadra Singh in which he has stated that the state government did not want him to be the chief guest at the paragliding event proposed to be held at Bir-Billing later this year. He said that the Union minister should have got the facts verified before making such a statement. He criticized the then Congress government in the state for politicising sports by enacting the Sports Act.

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  1. Hugh Mullaney
    May 05, 2010 - 05:13 AM

    How can the Dept of youth services run a paragliding comp? What aviation sport event have they organised? This sounds like more politics to me. Has the PWC organisation been asked if some unkn own group can run an event for them?

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  2. Hugh Mullaney
    May 05, 2010 - 05:13 AM

    How can the Dept of youth services run a paragliding comp? What aviation sport event have they organised? This sounds like more politics to me. Has the PWC organisation been asked if some unkn own group can run an event for them?

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  3. VT
    May 05, 2010 - 03:43 PM

    this is just ridiculous. what has all this got to do with para-gliding? these guys need something to do. someone close to them suggest cleaning up the stinking streets of… well… anywhere really, the whole state needs a clean up.

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  4. VT
    May 05, 2010 - 03:43 PM

    this is just ridiculous. what has all this got to do with para-gliding? these guys need something to do. someone close to them suggest cleaning up the stinking streets of… well… anywhere really, the whole state needs a clean up.

    Reply

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