Adventure Course concludes at George Everest Estate
By OUR STAFF REPORTER |
Tue, 31 -Dec, 2013
Mussoorie, 30 Dec: A ten-day long adventure foundation course, which was organised by the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Council as part of the Mussoorie Winter Line Carnival, concluded here today at the George Everest Estate. During the course, more than 50 girls and boys participated. In his address, Chief Guest and Palika Chairman Manmohan Singh Mall said it was a golden opportunity for the participants to learn skills and become self-reliant in future. “As everybody knows, in the June 2013 disaster, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Army had played a pivotal role in rescue and relief work. Now, the UTDC is organising courses to make the youth aware of rescue work when faced with disaster and how they can help others during and after the event,” he said. Regional Tourist Officer YK Gangwar said, “We have been organising such courses over the past 10 years in Maldevta, Kalsi, Chakrata and other areas. However, it has been organised for the first time in Mussoorie.” The main objective of conducting such courses is to promote Uttarakhand Tourism which has been affected by the disaster that occurred in June 2013 and to provide employment opportunities to Uttarakhand youth. Various adventure programmes such as mountaineering, rock climbing, basic rescue programme, rappelling, river-crossing, trekking, paragliding and others were taught during the course by experts. Its aim is to provide basic knowledge about adventure sports to the youths so that they can get better employment opportunities in this field. The best among the youth have been selected for other adventure courses organised by the tourism department.