Himachal Pradesh would host Paragliding Pre-World Cup at Bir Billing in Kangra district from 31 March to 5 April in participants from 28 countries would participate.

A meeting under the chairmanship of R D Dhiman, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Tourism and Civil Aviation was held last evening regarding organisation of Paragliding Pre-Word Cup at Bir- Billing.

After the meeting, Dhiman said the Paragliding World Cup Association (PWCA) had given their consent to organise the Paragliding Pre-World Cup.

“The event would be organised from 31st March to 5th April 2020 at Bir-Billing in which around 100 participants from 28 different countries would compete,” he said.

Dhiman said Bir-Billing is very famous for this adventurous sport and earlier world level event was organised in the year 2015 and it is one of the best paragliding site in the world.

“For the safety and rescue of participants, the arrangement for helicopter has also been made. The event is being organised by the Department of Tourism and Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali,” he added.

Yunus, Director Tourism and Col Neeraj Rana, Director Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali were also present in the meeting.