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Roorkee, September 22
Much to the delight of the gathering, local wrestler Bhoora drubbed Sachin from Muzaffarnagar in the 25th edition of the Baba Gulab Shah Wrestling Tournament which concluded at Eidgah Ground here today.
The two-day tourney witnessed over 36 wrestlers who came here from various places including Kairana, Haridwar, Purkazi, Benaras and Saharanpur.
The bouts between grapplers Kartik (Roorkee) and Kuldeep, Dilshad Chandosi and Somveer and Sufian Pehalwaan (Muzaffarnagar) and Sachin ended in a draw.
The ‘dangal’ (mud wrestling) is held every year on Eid-ul-Fitr, said organiser Irshad Khalifa.
Winning three of the four matches, it was an all Indian wrestlers show in Mission Dosti Wrestling Championship held during the ongoing Navratra festival at Katra on Tuesday.
Wrestler Hitesh Kumar of Haryana won final bout in the championship by defeating Pakistan’s wrestler Bashir Bhola in a 13-minute interesting contest held at Vivekanada Sports Stadium in Katra. Bhola, who had won the championship last year also, was awarded with Rs 51,000, a silver Guraj and a Patta.
Mission Dosti - an Indo-Pak Wrestling contest, which was fifth in the series, was organized by the Indian Style Wrestling Association of India in collaboration with Jammu Kashmir Tourism Department, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) and Municipal Committee, Katra. The Minister for Medical Education, Technical Education and Youth Services and Sports, R.S.Chib was the chief guest on the occasion, who formally declared the wrestling championship open by releasing pigeons and tri-coloured balloons in the air.
Prominent among those who were present on the occasion included Baldev Raj Sharma, Jugal Kishore, Ashwani Sharma (all MLAs), president of the Katra Municipal Committee Amrish Magotra, president of the Indian Style Wrestling Association of India Ram Asrey Yadav, Additional Chief Executive Officer of SMVDSB Dr. M.K.Bandhari, District Development Commissioner of Reasi, Pandurang Pole, Senior Superintendent of Police, Anand Jain, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, SMVDSB, Verinder Salathia, SDM Katra, Rash Paul Singh, Addl.S.P. Katra, Ashok Sharma, and president of the J&K unit of Indian Style Wrestling Association, Shiv Kumar Sharma.
Pakistani wrestler Mohammad Ali won the first battle. He was cheered by large number of local people as he crushed his Indian counterpart. The second match was won by an Indian wrestler, while Pakistani wrestler Abdul Rehman was declared retired hurt in the third match.
Indo- Pak wrestling championship-Indian Wrestler lifts Mission Friendship title
Jammu,September 22 (Vijay Kumar) - The prestigious title of Rustum-i-Indo Pak dangal (Wrestling) was organised under the banner of ‘Mission dosti’(Mission friendship) tournament at Vivekanada Sports Stadium Katra during the on going Navratra Festival-2009 on Tuesday evening. Mission Dosti , an Indo Pak Wrestling contest which was fifth in series was organized by the Indian Style Wrestling Association of India in collaboration Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Department, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) and Municipal Committee Katra.
Team of Indian wrestlers overpowered their Pakistani counterparts to win the prestigious title of Rustum-i-Indo Pak dangal.After witnessing three straight fights the jam packed Vivekananda stadium in Katra came to life when Indian wrestler Hitesh Yadav matted his Pakistani counterpart Bashir Bhola of Sialkote
Out of a total number of four matches the Pakistani wrestler Mohd Ali won the first battle. He was cheered by large number of local people as he crushed his Indian counterpart.The second match was won by an Indian wrestler while Pakistani wrestler Abdul Rehman was declared retired hurt in the third match.The fourth and the final title match was won by Hitesh Yadav. The Pakistani player Md Bashir was not happy with the decisions taken by the match umpire and expressed his unhappiness after he lost the match.
The title was awarded to Hitesh Yadav by MLA Reasi Baldev Sharma in the absence of minister of Sports.The winner of the title was handed over a cash prize of Rs 51,000 and a silver momento. Several hundred local residents and huge rush of pilgrims witnessed the wrestling tournament.
The Minister for Medical Education, Technical Education and Youth Services and Sports, R.S.Chib was the chief guest on the occasion who formally declared the wrestling championship open by releasing pigeons and tri coloured balloons in the air.
Prominent among those who were present on the occasion include President, Indian Style Wrestling Association of India, Ram. Asrey Yadav, Addl. Chief Executive Officer, SMVDSB, Dr. M.K.Bandhari, District Development Commissioner, Reasi, , Pandurang Pole, Senior Superintendent of Police, S.M Sahani,Director Tourism,Jammu, Anand Jain, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, SMVDSB, Addl.S.P. Katra, Ashok Sharma, President, J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association, Shiv Kumar Sharma and members of Navratra Festival Committee
The President of Jammu Kashmir Indian style wrestling assocaition Shiv Kua Sharma said," the aim behind organising Mission dosti tournament is to promote sporting ties between
Sharma said the event is gaining popularity with each year and has become one of the favoirte events for the organisers of the nine day long Navratra festival.He said players from both the countires should be allowed to frequently travel across the border to play tournaments in order to promote sporting ties.
He further disclosed that Indo Pak Wrestling contest was started under the banner of “Indo Pak Mission Dosti Dangal” in 2005 to improve relations between the two neighboring nations.
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Sep 20, 2009
It’s now time for thrilling wrestling bouts
MYSORE: It is now time for some thrilling wrestling bouts as muscle-men have arrived here for the Dasara wrestling event.
Young, budding and seasoned wrestlers thronged the D. Devaraj Urs Multipurpose Stadium, the venue of wrestling event which got off to a rousing start on Saturday.
Described as one of the biggest championships of Indian-style wrestling (“Nada Kushti”) in the country, the competition attracts wrestlers, including some popular ‘pehalwans’, from almost the entire State. Wrestlers from other States come here to participate in wrestling events (other than “Nada Kushti” or traditional bouts) in which the winner is decided based on points.
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Sep 5, 2009
Friday, 14 August 2009
CHANDIGARH: The 106th Annual Rural Wrestling Competition was organized at Dr Bheem Rao Ambedkar Stadium at village Khuda Ali Sher on Friday. The Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, General (Retd.) Dr. S. F. Rodrigues, inaugurated the wrestling competition and interacted with wrestlers Parminder Dhumchadi and Gurdev Malikpur.
On the occasion the Governor announced that work for extending the stadium will be taken up soon. To promote rural sports and to provide attractive incentive to the youth against drug abuse General Rodrigues announced that a wrestling competition and a kabbadi tournament will be organized in the stadium by the Chandigarh Administration next year. He laid stress on the fact that every effort should be made to win the youth away from any sort of intoxication and what better way to do it than interest them to take up sports.
Sarpanch Bhupinder Kaur presented the Governor with a memorandum of demands by the villagers. The Governor said that these demands shall be gradually adressed and amenities will be provided to villages to bring them at par with the urban centres.
The Governor also announced cash rewards for winners in different categories. He appreciated the effort undertaken by the gram panchayat in organising this tournament and encouraged them to organise more such participative events. The Governor gave away medals to the participating wrestlers on this occasion.
The senior officers who were present during this function included Ram Niwas, Home Secretary, Sanjay Kumar, Finance Secretary, Mohanjeet Singh, Secretary, Rural Development and Panchayat, Sandeep Kumar, Director, Rural Development and Panchayat and Prerna Puri, Joint Director, Rural Development and Panchayat.