India debut flag in WorldRaftingChampionship

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CONTEXT:

  • India is making debut in the adventurous game of Rafting.
  • Former Prime Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports team played in World Rafting Championship which is taking place in Tuncelli.
  • There are 20 teams from 20 countries are challenging for the title.
  • President of Turkish Rafting Federation Fikret Yadimei expressed his excitement over hosting the World Rafting Championship.
  • The championship commenced on June 8 and will conclude on June 13.

BACKGROUND:

  • It is the official umbrella International Sports Federation for national rafting organizations worldwide and administers all aspects of rafting sport worldwide.
  • World Rafting Championships (WRC), European Rafting Championships (ERC), Pan American Rafting Championships, and the Euro Cup rafting series are governed by the IRF.
  • It works closely with national organizations and government bodies by offering the only raft guide certification program accepted worldwide.
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