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Dec 26, 2009

'Maharashtra Kesari' Vijay Bankar meets Raj Thackeray

Mumbai, Dec 20 : Vijay Bankar, winner of the 53rd 'Maharashtra Kesari' wrestling competition, today met Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray at the latter's residence 'Krishnakunj' in Shivaji Park here.

Addressing to mediapersons after the visit, Vijay alias Viki Bankar, who had come from Pune said, 'I asked some questions to Rajsaheb. I also expressed my wish to participate in 'Hind Kesari' and other national, international wrestling competitions including the World Championship. He assured me all possible help for the same.' A procession celebrating Bankar's victory was also organised on the occasion.

'I gave idea of the problems faced by wrestlers, even winners of 'Maharastra Kesari' after retirement from the game to Rajsaheb.

He assured help to form a Trust for these wrestlers. I will meet him in January next year along with these wrestlers, hold discussion and we will form the trust', MNS MLA Ramesh Wanjale who accompanied Bankar during the visit, said.

'Vijay's father was my Guru. I am sure Viki has the potential to win big tournaments such as 'Hind Kesari'. Wrestling is a polite game. We will make all efforts to spread awareness of the game,' Mr Wanjale added.

Vijay Bankar defeated Saeed Chaus of Beed and won the prestigious 'Maharashtra Kesari' tournament on December 18 in Pune and became the 38th 'Maharashtra Kesari'. His father late Hiraman Bankar had won the title in the competition held at Akluj in 1976.


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