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River rafting guide training camp begins in Rishikesh

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By Our Staff Reporter

Dehradun, 12 Dec: Under the joint aegis of Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) and Red Cross Society, a four-day training camp for river rafting guides was begun at Tapovan from today.  On the first day of this four-day camp, training in First Aid and Cardio- Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) was given.

Officials of UTDB and Red Cross Society participated in this free training camp. They taught first aid and CPR techniques for the safety of tourists.

Apart from this, the guides were told about the various safety kits. The aim of this training camp is to establish the state as a safe and popular centre for river rafting.

This four-day training programme will also be organised at Tanakpur in Champawat district. The training programme will be conducted in multiple batches. Each batch will have 25 participants. This programme aims to prepare a total of 650 guides more professional and efficient.

Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj said, “In recent years, the enthusiasm of tourists has increased for adventure tourism, in which river rafting is the main attraction. Considering their safety as paramount, the enthusiasm of tourists should remain the same. We have taken this initiative. It is commendable to cooperate with an organisation like the Red Cross Society involved in humanitarian work since the time of the World War. This initiative will increase the interest of tourists from the country and abroad towards river rafting in the state.