Kidwai for promotion of adventure sports

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Chandigarh, Feb 11 (UNI) Haryana Governor Dr A R Kidwai said that efforts should be made to popularise various adventurous activities of the National Adventure Club (India) so that maximum participants from different parts of the country could show their talents in the National Adventure Festival.

Dr Kidwai was speaking here last evening in the prize distribution function on the concluding day of the 14th National Adventure Festival organised by the National Adventure Club (India) from February 2 to 10.

As many as 300 participants from 17 States and Union Territories had participated in the festival. The festival events included trekking, rock climbing, skiing, river rafting, parasailing and water sport at various places.

On the occasion, Dr Kidwai awarded ''Adamay Sahas Puruskar'' to Narender Singh (Team Leader) of village Bibipur in district Kurukshetra (Haryana) for participating in the largest Himalyan Cycle Expedition. The Expedition, which covered the distance of 4832 kilometres, started from Srinagar on August 20, 2004 and ended at Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) on October 2, 2004.

The others best participants who were honoured included Vipin Saini from Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar and Poonam Rani of Haryana Sports Department in ''Dak Pathar Package'', Sunil Bishnoi from Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar and Sofi Jaharbhai from Gujarat in the ''Koti (Narkanda) Package'', Yash Patel of Gujarat and Manisha of Goa in the ''Snow Skiing Manali Package'' and Manoj Kumar of Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar and Sapna of Andhra Pradesh in ''Snow Skiing Narkanda Package''.


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