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International paragliding championship venue in Uttarakhand (9th February, 2016) : The arrangements are being finalised for the first International Paragliding championship to be held at Pithoragarh from 14-19 March, 1026. Though paragliding has been held in the area since 1983, this is the first time that an international event is being held in Uttarakhand.  Managing Director of Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (which is conducting this event along with Paragliding Association of Uttarakhand) said, the technical committee has chosen Pabhe village as the point from where the paragliders will take off after the survey.

It was also stated that the 15 km route to this point is being repaired at present so that the para pilots do not have the difficulty in reaching up and conducting the take off. the paragliders would land at the Nainisaini air strip. In case of increased air velocity, the paragliders would land at Rameshwarm area which lies nearby.   

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