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Water Sports and Allied Activities Society to be formed in district Kangra

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Dharamshala, 5 August

A society is being formed by the administration to promote and conduct water sports and related activities in district Kangra. This society, to be formed in the name of ‘District Water Sports and Allied Activities Society’, will conduct water sports, adventure and other activities related to it across the district. District Magistrate Kangra Dr. Nipun Jindal gave this information while presiding over the meeting organized in the Deputy Commissioner’s office on Saturday regarding the formation of the said society. During this, officials of various departments and other stakeholders including ATDO Sanjay Sharma were present. The Deputy Commissioner said that the state government has expressed its commitment to develop district Kangra as the tourism capital of the state. Due to which efforts are being made to promote water sports and related activities in Pong area. He said that Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu has instructed that the assets already built or established in Pong area should be properly utilized for tourism. The District Collector said that this society will start its work by conducting water sports and all related activities in Pong area. He said that after this all the water sports activities to be held across the district will be conducted through this society only.

Local people will become partners

DC said that this society is being formed with the aim of ensuring participation of local people in conducting tourism activities in the area. He said that water sports and related activities in the area would be developed in a better way with the cooperation and co-ordination of the administration and the local people.

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Dr. Nipun Jindal said that District Water Sports and Allied Activities Society will encourage activities related to tourism, boating and water sports in Pong area. He informed that the assets, equipment, buildings and necessary stock to be used for water sports and other tourism activities in the area will remain in the possession of the society.

Will be official and non-official members

The Deputy Commissioner said that the District Water Sports and Allied Activities Society would have both official and non-official members. He told that Deputy Commissioner Kangra will be the president of this society and SP Kangra, ADM, DTDO, CMO, DFO Wildlife, District Sports Officer and SDM of Dehra, Fatehpur, Jawali and BDO of Fatehpur, Nagrota Suriyan, Dehra will be official members of the society. He said that among the non-official members, there will be heads of local panchayats, presidents of hotel associations, presidents of travel agents associations and registered operators.

Suggestions sought from stakeholders

The DC sought suggestions from the representatives present in the meeting regarding the formation and proposed activities of the society. During this, the Deputy Commissioner, after listening to all the suggestions, asked to consider them seriously. He said that this society will be run with everyone’s cooperation, so all the stakeholders should keep giving their important suggestions from time to time for its better implementation.

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