Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2018)
A survey of adventure sports in Atal Bihari Vajpayee, directorate of mountaineering and allied sports, Manali & its regional centers in Himachal Pradesh
Author(s): Vijay Prashar
Abstract: The Study was focused on the contribution of Himachal Pradesh to promote the standard of adventure sports. A survey type study was designed to collect the required information and material through primary and secondary sources. The study was delimited in A.B. Vajpayee Directorate of Mountaineering institute Manali and its regional centers of Himachal Pradesh. The procedure adopted to collect the data was through questionnaires, interviews and field visits. The Primary data collected for study a view of trainers (50), the views of coaches (50) on various kind of adventure sports like Aero Sports, Water Sports, Hiking, Trekking, Mountaineering, skiing in Himachal Pradesh. The researcher had sought their responses through structured questionnaires and secondary data were collected from office records. The conclusions have been drawn on the basis results of study. In case of coaches and trainers, they were not satisfied with the present infrastructures. Encouragement should be given to those games which can be played in the hilly regions, there was a lot of scope in adventure sports in Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh is one of the hill states in India, which lies in the Western Himalayas. It is the third largest state in the Indian Himalayas. Given the immense geographical spectrum that is packed into Himachal, the possibilities for a whole range of adventure sports activities is also enormous.