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Octogenarian Dukmit Lepcha becomes the oldest paraglider in Sikkim

Octogenarian Dukmit Lepcha becomes the oldest paraglider in Sikkim

82-year old Dukmit Lepcha has now become the oldest paraglider in Sikkim.

 

Lepcha, a grandmother of three, took to the skies on October 28 from a paragliding point near the Aangi monastery at Ranka, a small town situated 20 kilometres from Gangtok. She flew for six minutes at an elevation of about 4,500 feet as her family and onlookers cheered on.

 

“It was such a pleasant experience. I enjoyed it and I was not afraid. My 17-year old granddaughter went before me, but she was a little scared. I did not tremble at all because I wanted to know what it feels like to fly,” Lepcha, who had also gone scuba diving off the Andaman coast in 2016.

 

The next adventure she wants to do is cycling.

 

The oldest paraglider registered by Sikkim Paragliding Association before Dumkit Lepcha was a 68-year-old man.

 

Reference: The North East Today


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