Specially-abled girl participates in paragliding event in Pune

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Pune, May 11 (ANI): A specially-abled girl, Chandrakala Dahare, hailing from Pune, went paragliding at a height of 150 feet.

A student of Kantilal Khivsara College in the city, Dahare owes her paragliding experience to her instructor Anand Munje.

Under Munje's supervision, Dahare flew from Bavdhan Tila (hillock) on Monday.

Describing her experience, Dahare said she had never done anything like that before.

"These people came and showed me some videos on the CD player, about how to do paragliding. I felt very nice after watching that video I thought I should give it a try. I have never attempted such a thing in the past so I decided to come here and give it a try," said Dahare.

Munje took special precautionary measures like extra padding so that Dahare did not sustain any kind of injury.

"Already she is having one disability and in that case nobody would like to have another disability in addition to that. So, obviously, I had to ensure that she does not have any injury of whatever kind. So taking that into consideration, I selected summer season. We just got very good wind conditions and I attached additional padding and sleeping bag at her back, so that in case she falls she won't get injured," said Munje. (ANI)

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