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Adventure activities, a crowd-puller at the fest

punjab Updated: Jan 14, 2014 21:37 IST
Harshraj Singh

Adventure activities were a hit among visitors on the second day of the 18th national youth festival at the Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Monday.

Zorbing ball, hot balloon, climbing, parasailing and aero-modelling were the main activities, which attracted the visitors, besides cultural events.

These activities were enjoyed by the visitors free of cost, while the cadets of No 4 Punjab Air Squadron, NCC were also seen motivating youngsters to join NCC and helping them in enjoying these adventure activities. For many of the visitors, these activities were a first time experience.

Vinay, a visitor from Karnataka, said, “I felt I am in space while riding in the Zorbing ball. It was my first experience and I felt my body was lighter than balloon. I cannot explain how awesome it was. I felt relaxed after coming out of the ball.”

NCC cadet Ritesh Kumar said, “The ball is pushed by the person who sits inside the zorbing ball. People are asked to tie the belt safety. These activities are getting a good response, as many youngsters are enjoying them. We are following all safety measures.”

Besides, people also enjoyed the parasailing, which was being done with the help of a jeep, instead of boat.

Mukesh, a visitor, said, “It was a great thing that such activities are motivating the youngsters here. My experience was wonderful as these activities can be enjoyed by all. Such adventure activities should be organised at large-level in the city.”

The No 4 Punjab Air Squadron NCC has put up a stall of aero-modelling.

Wing Commander SS Kaila at No 4 Punjab Air Squadron NCC, Ludhiana, said, “We are offering flying simulator to the visitors, which help them to learn aero-modelling. We are also offering them actual aero-models to run. This will help to motivate the youth to join Indian Air Force.”

“Many kids and youngsters visited the NCC stall to know about joining NCC. Aero-models have also been displayed which helps in develop engineering skills in the youth,” Kalia said.