Submitted by Supratim-Sanyal on Fri, 10/08/2010 - 22:37.
Association of India
New Delhi, Oct 8, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / pressreleasepoint)
As representative of Paragliding Community in India, Paragliding
Association of India would like to bring to notice some points to
everyone – pilots, laymen and the authorities alike.
SECURITY OF THE NATION
Considering the security of the nation to be paramount, the PG community
would extend all its support to ensure the community is with the nation
in all respects when it comes to security.
Although the ban is reported to be limited to an area within 300 km
radius from New Delhi, the administration has extended the ban to
Bir-Billing in Kangra district, Manali and other parts of Himachal
Pradesh that lie more than 380 radial kms away from New Delhi. The
locals here extensively depend on Paragliding. The sport and the tourism
associated with it brings source of livelihood for many, especially in
the season of October-November, which is the most busy month due to
suitable flying conditions in the area. The foreign tourists flock to
Bir-Billing to make the best of these conditions. In the Western
Countries weather conditions are not conducive for flying during this
time of the year.