Coimbatore police will offer training in adventure sport and gamingtext_fields
Chennai: The Coimbatore police will set up an adventure club for training paragliding, parasailing, rock climbing, and crossing of rivers, among others.
This is the first such venture by the police in Tamil Nadu once it becomes operational.
The theoretical and practical aspects of paragliding and parasailing will be designed and delivered by private aviation colleges.
Sources in Coimbatore police told IANS that training will be given at a minimal rate for more students to make use of it.
It may be noted that the Coimbatore police is managing a rifle club that has helped many people to learn marksmanship and basics of shooting.
With the help of the shooting club many people in and around Coimbatore have got interest in shooting.
Those who undergo training in adventure sports will receive certificates for becoming masters in adventure sports like paragliding, parasailing, river crossing, sky diving, and rock climbing.
The police are also introducing the adventure sports club to change the perception that adventure sports are for rich people and the adventure club to be coming up under the Coimbatore police aims to change.
Coimbatore police are also contemplating using the services of those who got trained in disaster management if such a situation arises.