Central Comd has a glorious history of contributing highly to the Sports wherein its sportsmen have excelled in World Arenas.
There are fourteen sporting events which are conducted over a period of two years. There are five Army Sports Node located in Central Command. These sports disciplines are Fencing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Golf and Weight Lifting. Central Command teams have performed well in various sports competitions in the Army.
Central Command due to its vast span and numerous Regimental Centres offer highly motivated and finest personnel in various discipline. Sportsmen of Central Command Won 33 Gold, 20 Silvers, 11 Bronze medals in National Games, 2011 held at Ranchi. During Inter Command Sports Championship, Central Command lifted trophies in three events ie. Football, Kabaddi and Wrestling, missed narrowly to lift COAS Sports Trophy by just 5 pts.
The man always had a desire to fly like a bird and stroll in the friendly Blu-Skies. The Aero Adventure activities provides an opportunity to the Dare Devils to explore the Stratosphere as a bird hanging on to Gliders with or without the powers of motors.
Microlight Flying : This is an activity that will give you a totally different view of the world and present an exciting challenge, to fly as a pilot in command of your own airplane. Microlights make affordable aviation available to all, from ages 17 to 70. Today’s microlight aircraft are faster, quieter, safer, more comfortable and easier to fly than ever before. The Army Nodes in at Gaya and Mhow provides opportunity to such volunteers. These nodes conduct basic, intermediate, advance and instructor refresher courses at an average of two per year. These nodes also carry out expedition, demos and displays at various occasions. The Nodes have achieved outstanding feat by creating various records and also featured in ‘Limca Book of Records’ at various instances.
Parasailing : This is a popular sport in which the rider is hitched to a parachute like canopy, known as a Parasail, and set aloft in the air. The parasail is attached to a long towrope, which is pulled along by a speeding form of transportation, when the speed exceeds the stalling speed, the parasail rises, hoisting the pilot up. It has two variations – terrestrial and an aquatic one, with a jeep usually being used on ground and a motorboat used in water. The sheer thrill an excitement of being airborne has made this a popular family sport. Establishment of Para Sailing Nodes has taken the spirit of adventure training to all corners in the Comd Zone.
Hot Air Ballooning : Many people describe flying in a hot air balloon as one of the most serene, as they’ve ever experienced. Hot air balloons are based on a very basic scientific principles; warmer air rises in cooler air because it has less mass per unit of volume. These balloons rise up in the air, and the pilot controls altitude with the help of a burner. Hot Air Node at Jabalpur, under the aegis of JAK RIF Regt Centre was established in yr 2000. The node runs two basic, advance and refresher course each at an average in a year. The vacs for these courses varies from 15-20 each. The courses are run purely on volunteer basis.
Para Gliding : Paragliding in true essence is flying like a bird. It is one of the most thrilling and satisfying adventure sports. In area of Central Command there is abundance of natural sites for conduct of paragliding. The Pithoragarh has a well established Army Node. The Node has been responsibly conducting two Basic and advance courses for the volunteers on an average per year.
Down a roller-coaster the deafening roar of a million gallons of water matched only by the fury of your heartbeat crashing across rapids with only a raft makes white water rafting one of the most thrilling sports.
White Water Rafting is a recreational activity utilizing a raft to navigate a river or other body of water. Usually it is done on white water of different degrees of difficulty, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers. The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the mid 1980’s. The type of raft used nowadays is almost exclusively an inflatable boat. It consists of very durable, multi-layered rubberised fabrics with several independent air chambers. Its length varies between 3.5 m (11 ft) to 6 m (20 ft), the width between 1.8 m (6 ft) and 2.5 m (8 ft). Rafts are usually propelled with ordinary paddles and typically hold 4 to 12 persons. The other aqua sports that could be undertaken in comd zone are Canoeing, Water Skiing, Wind Surfing and river cruise etc.
Mountaineering : Mountains, great and small, always present a Challenge for the mountaineer. Hours of uphill struggle with all muscles strained, the indomitable spirit urging the adventurer on and on, a trek to the ultimate summit within you – it is that fulfillment and the awesome beauty of nature that makes it all worthwhile.
The Central Comd Zone offers adventure to surmount fear of the unknown and dangers presented by the heights of Mt Nanda Devi, Mt Kamet, Mt Trishul, Mt Gangotri, Mt Jogin, Mt Kedar Dome and Mt Abi Gamin and numerous others, which bring to fore the indefatigable spirit and excitement. All high level mountaineering expeditions are approved by the Army Adventure Wing and medium and low level expeditions and adventures treks are taken care by the Comd Adventure Cell.
Trekking : ‘CURIOSITY’- Thy name is mankind. Exploring nooks and corners, fathoming the unfathomable, going deep in the caves, ravines and dense undergrowth, nearly always conjures up something challenging further endeavours. Enthusiasts explore mounting on Cycles, Motor Cycles and majestic of all ‘CAMELS’.