promote adventure tourism in the town located 550-km away from the capital city of Bhopal.
For about 20 minutes, the young IAS officer flew in the two-seater paramotor, owned by Satpura Sports, the company which operates adventure tours in the district. The paramotor was equipped with a parachute.
As reported by the national daily Hindustan Times, which also carried Naik’s photo on paramotor, the IAS officer had two objectives: promoting adventure tourism and Election Commission’s Systematic Voter Education and Electoral Participation Programme (SWEEP).
According to reports, 55 youngsters who registered as first-time voters in the town, were taken for a joyride in the paramotor.
In the last year’s assembly poll, the average polling percentage for Anuppur district was 72.15%, and the officer told a section of local media that he would like to retain at least that percentage if not more.
Originally hailing from Karnataka, Naik was a dentist before getting into the elite service. During probation in Mussoorie’s LBSNAA, he performed Bedara Vesha dance, an art-form native to Sirsi of Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Naik’s amazing dance is available in YouTube.