PAA Paragliding Events & Activities
Paragliding in Arunachal Pradesh
Paragliding Association of Arunachal (PAA) is committed to promote the sport of Paragliding in the State of Arunachal Pradesh. Way before it’s inception since 2013, PAA has been involved in various activities right from basic paragliding training to advanced workshops and holding events in various parts of Arunachal Pradesh.
PAA Events and Activities
Arunachal Open Paragliding Accuracy Championship 2020
Arunachal Open Paragliding Accuracy Championship-2020 was held at Yazali, Lower Subansiri District, Arunachal Pradesh from 12th to 15th January, 2020. Shri J.T. Obi, Addl Deputy Commissioner, Yachuli ( Lower Subansiri), Arunachal Pradesh graced the closing function as the Chief Guest and gave away the prizes and the certificates.
1st prize – (Rs.50,000/-, trophy and certificate) : Shri Lalramnghaka (Mizoram)
2nd prize- (Rs.30,000/-, trophy and certificate) : Shri Kulu Liyak (Arunachal Pradesh)
3rd prize- (Rs.20,000/-, trophy and certificate) : Shri Thangboi (Mizoram)
State Level Paragliding Accuracy Championship
State Level Paragliding Accuracy Championship was held at Lumdung (Papu Valley) from 27th to 30th December, 2019. The event was recognized by the Arunachal Olympic Association and was conducted as part of 3rd State Olympic Games of 2019. The event was supported by the Dept. of Youth Affairs, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh. 15 male and 6 female pilots of the State participated in the State Level Competition. Shri Mama Natung, Hon’ble Minister Sports & Youth Affairs, Arunachal Pradesh and Shri Gokar Basar, HMLA Basar graced the closing function as the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively. Shri Gaurav Singh Rajawat, Deputy Commissioner East Kameng along with the head of offices attended the function as special invitees. The DC Seppa inaugurated the competition on 27th Dec, 2019.
Gold Medal : Shri Kulu Liyak from East Kameng
Silver Medal: Shri Bimol Natung from East Kameng
Bronze Medal : Shri Taba Kaya from Lower Subansiri
Gold Medal : Miss Usha Khonjuju from East Kameng
Silver Medal : Miss Minu Keyang from East Kameng
Bronze Medal : Miss Mina Doka from East Kameng
Paragliding Basic cum Refresher Course
Paragliding Basic cum Refresher course was held at Lumdung (Papu Valley), East Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh from 14th to 26th December 2019 in which 2 boys and 2 girls did their basic course and 5 boys and 3 girls did their refresher course. The course was supported by the Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.
Arunachal Paragliding Festival
1st ever Paragliding Festival in the State of Arunachal Pradesh took place from 17 – 19 November 2018 at Pappu Vally (Lumdung), East Kameng District. With a grand success in the very first the event was organised by Paragliding Association of Arunachal (PAA) in association with Arunachal Tourism, Department of Youth Affairs and Arunachal Pradesh Society for Education & Development (APSED).
International Paragliding Accuracy Competition, Mechuka
Paragliding Training for Girls
3 girls, namely – Miss Alisha Khonjuju, Miss Bachimi Khonjuju and Miss Usha Naloiju attended the basic paragliding course (P1 & P2 Level) at Dirang (West Kameng District), Arunachal Pradesh from 14th November to 25th November, 2016. The course was conducted by the National Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS), Dirang in collaboration with PG Gurukul, Bir (Himachal Pradesh).