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Flying carnival

Sivasagar, Feb. 1: Arunachal Pradesh governor Lt Gen. Nirbhay Sharma today inaugurated the 10-day Sivasagar Flying Carnival at Kukurapohia Pathar on the outskirts of Sivasagar in Assam.

Around 25 paramotorists from different parts of the country are taking part in the event and the paramotor event has been termed the biggest such event held anywhere in the country.

Complimenting the president of Cross Country Flying Club, Sivasagar, Siddhartha Baruah, and its secretary, Rajiv Hazarika, for the venture, Sharma said the youths of the Northeast are impatient for jobs given the lack of employment avenues. Some of them have veered to the path of violence and other nefarious means, he said.

The club and other adventure activities, he said, would help channelise the energy and dynamism of the youths for their progress and development of the region. Sharma added that such adventure sports have a bright future in the state and region.

Assam Speaker Pranab Gogoi said today would be remembered as a red letter day in the history of Assam.