Himachal Pradesh will host the Paragliding World Cup from 23 October to 31 October 2015 at Bir Billing in Kangra valley. The world cup will be held under the aegis of Para-gliding World Cup Association, France.
This is for the first time that India will be hosting the Paragliding World Cup which will see participation from over 50 countries.
The state was chosen to host the World Cup after it successfully conducted the paragliding pre-World Cup-2013.
For the successful conduct of the event, the state government has formed the Billing Paragliding Association (BPA) under the chairmanship of Sudhir Sharma who is the Urban Development Minister of HP. Further, the state government has directed to ban construction activities near the take-off and landing sites.
The success of the Paragliding World Cup 2015 would promote tourism as well as sports in the state.