Parasailing enthrals students

Parasailing enthrals students

The adventurous camp at Gowdanahalli in Chikamagalur will conclude today

School children and college students had an adventurous time on Wednesday, as they got a rare opportunity to try their hand in parasaliling and get rid of the fear of gliding in the high sky. The parasailing camp was jointly organised by General Thimmaiah National Adventurous Academy and Chikmagalur Adventure Sport at Gowdanahalli on the outskirts of Chikmagalur city on Wednesday.

The camp is specially organised for interested students from schools and colleges from March 9 to 13. Apart from training, the camp offered them information and tactics of parasailing. The students also got a chance to fly in the sky. The team of instructors led by Prabhu and Krishnamurthy are engaged in training students from 5.30 am till evening. The camp will conclude on Thursday.

To make parasailing possible, two sticks have been fixed on the ground to which a ribbon has been tied. Once the students get themselves ready for flying, the parachute flies on the direction the wind blows. Four trainees help the students to get fly down and safely land on the ground.

Sharing his experience about paragliding with Deccan Herald, Skandan Simha from Javagal said that it was indeed a special experience to parasail. “I had only seen people paragliding on television, but to experience it live was altogether different. I feel extremely happy and greatful,” he said.

Sangeetha from IDSG College too shared the same opinion and said that she thoroughly enjoyed flying, despite initial inhibitions. Her fear, she said, vanished once the parachute lifted her up.

General Thimmaiah National Adventurous Academy Instructor Prabhu said that such trainings are organised to develop adventurous spirit among students. Participating in such camps will help them in future, he said.

Another Instructor Krishnamurthy said that they choose Gowdanahalli for training as the place was suitable for training students. Chikmagalur Adventure Sports Club member Girish said that the Club intends to organise yet another mega camp for at least 100 students in the days to come.