On Wednesday, Mizoram home minister Lalchamliana opened the international paragliding precision championship in the central Serchhip town of Mizoram, about 91 km from Aizawl.
Mizoram Aero-Sports Association (MASA) is organizing the five-day event in partnership with the state departments of Sports and Tourism.
Lalchamliana said the event is aimed at tourism promotion in the state.
For this purpose, the state government has allocated Rs 50 lakh while the North Eastern Council (NEC) has sanctioned Rs 20 lakh for the event to be concluded on Sunday.
Close to 70 pilots (gliders) from different parts of India and abroad registered for the championship, officials said.
Nevertheless, seven Chinese gliders have canceled their involvement after being refused to fly out of their country due to coronavirus outbreak.
The closing ceremony will be held on Saturday which will be graced by chief minister Zoramthanga.
Updated by: News Sources 2020-02-13 3:35 PM