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Meghalaya: 5th edition of Megha Kayak Festival 2022 begins

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Megha Kayak Festival, 2022

Meghalaya is all set to host the four-day long mega global adventure sports spectacle, ‘Megha Kayak Festival, 2022’ starting October 13 at the picturesque Umtrew River at Umtham Village. The 2022 edition of the festival will witness over 100 participants from close to 20 countries across the globe, featuring some of the best-known athletes. The festival will include white water kayaking events in three competition categories – Downriver Time Trial, Extreme Slalom and Downriver Freestyle for professionals as well as intermediate and amateur racers.

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‘Megha Kayak Festival’ is receiving an overwhelming response with participation assured from leading adventure water sports nations like New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Canada to name a few.

Megha Kayak Festival, 2022: List of participants

The list of participants from Meghalaya includes Khrawbor Mawnai (20 yrs), Pynshngain Kurbah (17 yrs), Bishnu Sharma (16 yrs), Indra Sharma (12 yrs), Dameshwa Kurbah (16 yrs), Batskhem Nongbak (16 yrs), Mebanjop Kharkrang (16 yrs), Gilbert Kharkrang (21 yrs), Payaskhem Kurbah (17 yrs), Vikas Rana (20 yrs) and Kyrshanborlong Khyriem (20 yrs).

The event has been organised by Meghalaya Tourism is in line with the honourable Chief Minister Conrad Sangma’s vision of showcasing mesmerizing Meghalaya to the world. The festival will be a wonderful opportunity for establishing the state as one of the leading white-water sports destinations in the world. Meghalaya’s fresh clean, rapid rivers make it a paradise for whitewater rafters and kayakers.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Meghalaya Capital: Shillong;
  • Meghalaya Chief Minister: Conrad Kongkal Sangma;
  • Meghalaya Governor: D. Mishra (additional charge).

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