Hyderabad: A five-day air show and paramotor championship in connection with Sankranti festivities began at the stadium in Mahbubnagar on Wednesday.
Tourism minister V Srinivas Goud, who inaugurated the competitions, said an eco sports and paramotor adventure training centre will be established in Mahbubnagar for the first time in the country. He recalled that a kite festival was organised last year in which participants from 15 countries took part. “All this is happening in what has been a backward district in Telangana,” he said. Paramotor pilots from 10 states are participating in the competitions being held for the first time. Winners will go on to take part in the championship that will be held in Thailand. During the paramotor championship organised by the tourism department in association with Vertical World Adventure Sports, there will be hot air balloon, sky diving, and remote control paramotor adventure shows.
Collector S Venkat Rao urged people to visit the air show.