Arunachal: Army Adventure challenge cup concludes in Yinkiong

Guwahati, Feb 23: Spearhead Division under aegis of Spear Corps organised closing ceremony of Army Adventure Challenge Cup (AACC) 2022-23 on Thursday.

 The AACC was held at Yinkiong from 14 to 19 February, 2023. A total of 13 teams including teams of all Commands of Army, ITBP and Coastguard participated in the competition.

 The Army Adventure Challenge Cup is one of the signature events of Indian Army and is conducted bi-annually. The Challenge Cup pushed sportsmen to their limits by testing their endurance, spirit and perseverance in difficult terrain of Arunachal Pradesh.

The event consisted of 15 kms of cycling, 10 km of running and 19 km of white water rafting in mighty Siang.  For the first time, rock climbing was introduced and the event became a Quadrathlon from a Triathlon.  Eastern Command emerged as champions whereas Western Command was adjudged as runners up.

The closing ceremony was organised with grandeur and consisted of enthralling performances.

 The scintillating display was witnessed by about 200 service personnel and 50 civilians incl children of local Govt schools and cadets of Sainik School, East Siang.

 GOC, Spearhead Division VK Purohit  while addressing the school children and participants emphasised the importance of fitness and sportsmanship in life. 

He appreciated the cultural performances and also commended the effort of locals and highlighted the Civil-Military synergy in building an ideal society.

Conduct of Army Adventure Challenge Cup not only spreads awareness about physical fitness but also highlights the immense potential for adventure tourism of Arunachal Pradesh.  The event will go a long way in further strengthening the existing relations between local populace and the Army.

“There is tremendous scope of Adventure tourism in Arunachal Pradesh. There are enough and more opportunities for hiking, biking and mountaineering in the region. Largely the area has remained unexplored, however, off late concerted efforts have been put in place by both Army and Civil administration to exploit the tourism potential of the region,” VK Purohit stated.

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