Sivasagar Flying Carnival, the Biggest Para-motor Air Show, is starting on 1st February, 2014

Photo: Sivasagar Flying Carnival
Sivasagar Flying Carnival 2014, the biggest Para-motor Air Show in India, is scheduled to be started on 1st February, 2014 at Doh Pathar, Kukurapohia, Sivasagar, Assam. The event location, Doh Pathar, Kukurapohia is truly a raw natural venue which is close to 37 National Highwayn (1.5 km), outskirt of Sivasagar town along Sivasagar-Desangmukh Road. The Exclusive Flying event is scheduled on 1st & 2nd February, 2014.

This carnival of fusion fun with the mother-nature has been organizing by Cross-Country Flying Club in association with Assam Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. and Sivasagar District Administration, managing by Faircrow Art House. Such kind of event in India was held first in Aurangabad in Maharashtra in the year 2011.

Event Highlights: Including the joy-ride flying there would be arranged various colourful events in the entire days of the carnival  and the highlights of the dreaming events of flying like a bird are as below:
  • Air Show like Para-motoring, Para-sailing, Aero-modelling, Kite Flying, etc.
  • Cultural Shows - Fire Dance & Juggling by Russian Artistes, Live performance by Brahmaputra Boys, Magic Show by NIX and Live Rock Concert by renowned singer Joi Barua.
  • Children Fair.
  • Ethnic Food Stall.
  • Art installations.
  • Painting Exhibition.
  • Photography Contest and Exhibition.
  • Camping beside Dorika river.
  • Photo: Sivasagar Flying Carnival
  • Joy Rides in Para-Motor.
The sources state that 30 Para-motor Pilots would be flying together for the first time in India; hence, the event is going to be very attractive with the option to fly high like a bird with the birds, feel the floating in air and touch the cloud in the blue sky.

The sources state that the event has been organised for promoting aero-sports in the region for which already 25 Para-motor pilots from all over the country, such as, Guwahati, Shillong, Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Aurangabad, etc. have confirmed their participation.

Details of actual programme highlights are as under:

Day 1 (February 1, 2014)

Morning (09:00 hrs to 13:00 hrs)
  • Inauguration by Chief Guest, His Excellency, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Lt. General Nirbhai Sharma
  • Flying Show 1
  • Flying Show 2
  • Cultural Show / Aero Model Show
Afternoon (13:00 hrs to 19:00 hrs)
  • Traditional Folk Cultural Shows
  • Flying Show 3
  • Flying Show 4
  • Satriya / Oddissi Creative Dance Performances
  • Bihu Performances
  • Sound Setting / Fire Show
  • Rock Concert by Brahmaputra Boys
Programmes open throughout the day are: Children Fair, Traditional and International Stalls, Painting, Parasailing, Camping.

Day 2 (February 2, 2014)

Morning (09:00 hrs to 13:00 hrs)
  • Flying (Jot Rides)
  • Cultural Show / Aero Model Show
Afternoon (13:00 hrs to 19:00 hrs)
  • Cultural Shows (Local)
  • Flying (Joy Rides)
  • Nix The Magician
  • Rock Concert by Local Artists
  • Rock Concert by Joi Baruah
Programmes open throughout the day are: Children Fair, Traditional and International Stalls, Painting, Parasailing, Camping.

What is this Para-motoring sport?

Photo: Sivasagar Flying Carnival
Para-motoring is also known as Para-gliding. It is stated as the cheapest form of flying, which can be done even in a football field. A motor is attached to a flexible wing and in low wind condition this sport can be exhibited.  So, this kind of sport activity can be performed with minimal equipment.

Online Photography Contest and Exhibition

There will be organised Photography Contest and Exhibition and the Rules and Regulations are:
  • Each participant can submit up to 5 images.
  • The participation fees per photo is Rs.100/- (for deposit contact +91 9435015465).
  • The theme for photography submission is: Flying/ Nature/ Landscape.
  • Top 50 photos will be exhibited in “Sivasagar Flying Carnival”.
  • Your image must be your own and should not be less than 2MB.
  • Wherever a winning image is used, the photographer will be credited.
  • Copyright remains with the Photographer.
  • Winners will be notified by email.
  • The Grand Prize Winner will be notified and announced on 1st February 2014.
  • The judges’ decision is final.
  • Sivasagar Flying Carnival may use your photo for promotional activities with your prior consent and will sign a contract accordingly.
  • Any personal details submitted will not be shared with any third parties.
  • Winner to get prize money.
  • Names of winners will be published online.
Photo: Cross-Country Flying Club
Shri Rajiv Hazarika, key person of the Cross-Country Flying Club stated to the media that the participating pilots in the event are the best in the country and would show some spectacular moves in the two-day activities. ShriHazarika stated that the Club with 10 core members currently has two para-motors. Further, he said that depending on the success of the two-day carnival, future plan may be made to continue as annual event. He is hopeful about that since Sivasagar is itself a tourist destination with ancient monuments,organizing such type of annual flying carnival will help attract more tourists to this part of the country.

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