People in Belgaum are showing keen interest towards adventure sports. The Department of Youth Service and Sports in association with Nisarga Adventure Academy are involved in organizing adventure camps in Belgaum district. Many people are getting into adventure sport because it is away from noise and air pollution and can inhale hygienic oxygen.
Many schools and colleges are showing keen interest towards adventure sports; with the help Department of Youth Service and Sports and Nisarga Adventure Academy, the students are being trained in the sport. For the past one year, the number of schools and colleges showing interest towards the sport has gone up.
According to Ramesh Alagudekar, coach of adventure sports who is training students for the past 12years said, “The interest among people towards adventure sports is increasing every year; many schools and colleges are showing keen interest towards the sport; most of the time the adventure camp is conducted during the weekend. Most of the youths prefer adventure camp because of its ambience. The basic adventure training is taken for ten days; during the ten day training we teach basics about adventure sports like rock climbing, kayaking, crossing river, rafting and other adventure sport events”. Every month, during weekend, three to four camps are conducted.
“An adventure sport is both fun and life changing. Its sport related to unlimited thrill, excitement, entertainment and adventure. By simply taking part in some adventure sport there so much that one learn about him, conquer his fears, inhibitions and gather a sense of accomplishment. More and more people are opting for adventure sports just to get break from routine life. Adventure sports are not just for fun, infact they come with added benefits. It provides motivation, stirring one with confidence. It also helps relieve stress and results in overall mental and physical fitness. It also promotes positive attitude towards life,” added Basavaraj Hadapad, Deputy Director, Department Youth Service and Sports, Belgaum district. The department is also proposed to conduct free adventure camp in the last week of December.