MoU inked for regulation of water sports activities in isles

Port Blair
30 Jul 2018

The Andaman and Nicobar Administration has signed a MoU with National Institute of Water Sports (NIWS)Goa recently for effective monitoring and regulation of Adventure water sports in Andaman & Nicobar Islands and firming up an annual calendar to enable NIWS, Goa to conduct affordable and quality training in various Water sports/Lifeguarding/ similar/related activities for the interested candidates in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. As part of MoU, National institute of Water Sport, Goa will provide training and licensing to the local youths of these Islands for safe and efficient practicing of water sports, conduct audit of Adventure Water Sports units and provide inputs/support/advice etc for the development of policy framework, safety mechanisms and guidelines for the safe and effective conduct, monitoring and regulation of Adventure Water Sports in these Islands.The National Institute of Water Sports (NIWS), Goa has been setup by the Ministry of Tourism (GoI) as an ‘Apex’ body for training, education, consultancy and research to usher in an era of leisure-water sporting segment in the country. The Institute is envisaged to function as a model for similar initiatives/ entrepreneurs with regard to faculty and staff, training infrastructure, water sport equipment and specialized and berthing facilities.