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NO UPHILL TASK: The participants pose in Tiruchi. Photo: M. Moorthy
NO UPHILL TASK: The participants pose in Tiruchi. Photo: M. Moorthy

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Airport employees on an expedition to Puliancholai, Kolli Hills

TIRUCHI: A team of 40 employees of the Airports Authority of India here embarked on a three-day trekking expedition to Puliancholai and Kolli Hills on Thursday.

This is said to be first such expedition organised by the Southern Regional Sports Control Board of the Airports Authority of India. Employees, including about half-a-dozen women, from about 10 airports in the southern region are participating in the expedition.

Overnight halt

On the first day, they trekked to Puliancholai near Thuraiyur and camped for the night there. On Friday, the team would continue trekking on the Kolli Hills.

Flagging off the expedition, S. Sreekumar, Airport Director, Tiruchi, observed that the civil aviation boom in the country has put the Airports Authority of India employees under tremendous stress. Adventure sports were an ideal way of relaxation and de-stressing.

According to K. Shivakumar, Deputy General Manager (Air Traffic Control), the expedition will help imbibe team spirit among the employees. The Assistant Commandant of the Central Industrial Security Force R.K. Sharma and others had participated in the brief flag-off ceremony at the airport. M. Ramesh Yadav, Secretary, Sports Control Board, spoke.

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