Tourism Department organizes paragliding trials in Surinsar

Directorate of Tourism Jammu organised successful paragliding trail jumps from OP Point, Aitham in Surinsar area.

The paragliding pilots from Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh took off from Aitham and after a glide of over four minutes landed safely in the dry bed of Sardhan stream.

The technical team was headed by Jyoti Thakur, Director, Dhauladhar Sky Sports alongwith Rupesh Masson.

The experts conducted a recce of the site and launched Sushant Thakur,  Shivraj Thakur both of whom are holders of FAI licenses and Vikash Thakur from the take off zone. Vikash is also member of the technical committee on paragliding constituted by Himachal Pradesh tourism. The team has so far conducted recce of Siara in Bani region which shall be followed by potential sites in Reasi district.

The paragliding trials established the viability of the paragliding site at Aitham which was approved by Advisory Committee on adventure tourism headed by Director Tourism, Deepika Kumari Sharma for both professional and commercial operations.

Nagendra Singh Jamwal, CEO SMDA, Rakesh Koul and Amar Pal Singh instructors from adventure wing of tourism were also present on the occasion.