Adventure Fest like a routine work for Jharkhand people: Banna Gupta
Jamshedpur, Feb 29: The three-day Adventure Tourism Festival organised by East Singhbhum administration in association with the State Tourism Department kicked off amidst great at the Dimna area. Health Minister Banna Gupta inaugurated the festival.
Guest of Honours for the occasion was MLA Saryu Roy, Zila Parishad chairperson Bulu Rani Singh and former DDC B Maheshwari.
Addressing the gathering, Banna Gupta said, ‘our aim is conserve Jal, Jungle aur Jameen (Water, forest and land). Through this festival Chief Minister’s vision and mission will be strengthen which is a great initiative of district administration. Jharkhand kids have got extraordinary talent and our people can survive is adverse circumstances. The activities that are part of the Adventure Tourism Festival are like a routine work for the people of Jharkhand. It’s time that we must make people aware about these kinds of festivals then only talents like Bachendri Pal and Premlata Agarwal will come to the fore.
Jamshedpur East MLA Saryu Roy praised district administration for organsining the adventure festival and urged people to participate. ‘If taken in a systematic way it will be an entertainment for the people, help them in keeping them fit and through water sport the feeling of fear for water will be vanished,’ added Roy.
Ravi Shankar Shukla, deputy commissioner said that a plethora of adventure activities banana rides, surfing, kayaking and air bubbles rides will be organised during the festival. The response is overwhelming on the inaugural day. We want to provide children a platform and an opportunity to experience adventure thrills which otherwise they would rarely get in their villages,� added Shukla. It is like a dream opportunity of not only witnessing but taking part in adventure sports in air, water and land he noted.
The water sports at Dimna Lake are in the form of banana ride, water surfing, kayaking and air bubble ride (water zorbing).
An official said that the basic objective of organising such adventure program is to provide youths a platform wherein they can enjoy few days away from the break of academics.
The Dalma Sanctuary located nearly 30 km from the city in Chandil sub-division of adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district and spread in 195 sq km is best for rock climbing, trekking, rappelling, terrain crossing and others. All the activities are free for the students. Students coming from far away places are allowed to stay in the camp during the three-day fest.
Trekking will be conducted at Dalma Hill. Dimna Lake, while parasailing and paramotor as part of aero sports will be conducted at the vacant stretch near Bhadodih close to Dimna. Free meals are being provided to all the students staying at the camp and cultural events would be organised in the evening.