A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) and Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) regarding the building of adventure sports activities like land base adventure centre, water base adventure centre, aero base adventure centre etc. in Rajiv Gandhi Adventure Sports Academy situated at Tehri Lake. The MoU was signed between Director, UTDB Shri Prashant Kumar Arya and DIG, ITBP Shri Gambhir Singh Chauhan, in the presence of IG, ITBP Shri Nilaabh Kishore.
As per the terms of MoU:
• ITBP will provide training in adventure sports as well as various courses related to it at the Rajiv Gandhi Adventure Sports Academy.
• Over 200 candidates selected by the state government/tourism department will be provided training every year free of cost.
• All arrangements and expenses for the operation of & training in the academy will be borne by ITBP.
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has prepared the road map for development and taking over the water adventure facility near Tehri Lake and submitted it to the state government for finalising a tie-up for the project to bolster tourism in Uttarakhand. The ITBP would use the training infrastructure built by the state government for training and sporting purposes for all types in Tehri Lake surrounding areas following security and other norms stipulated by the state.
Sharing his views on the same, Secretary, Uttarakhand Tourism, Dilip Jawalkar, said, “Signing of the aforementioned Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is the latest development in the state’s adventure tourism sector and will add to the post-pandemic revival process of the same. This MoU is one of our initiatives to promote adventure activities in Tehri Lake. We hope that through this initiative, adventure tourism in Uttarakhand will get a new direction.”