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May 18, 2010

Wrestler Benia lifts Bhamag Kesari Dangal

UDHAMPUR:Wrestler Benia of Jammu and Kashmir Police, hailing from Basantgarh area of Tehsil Ramnagar, bagged 12th Annual Bhamag Kesari Dangal 2010 title by defeating Pahalwan Kamaljot (Billa) of Khanna (Punjab) in a neck to neck wrestling contest at Sardabbar (Kalsote) in Block Panchari of District Udhampur on the concluding day of 3-day Bhagwan Shiv Parvati cave Shrine Mela. Benia was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 5,000/- with traditional Silver Gurj and Patta while as cash prize of Rs. 5,000/- was given to the runner up wrestler Kamaljot (Billa). Second wrestling contest was won by Kulbir Singh of Kot Bhalwal (Jammu) defeating wrestler Gulshan Singh of J&K Police. Kulbir was awarded cash prize of Rs. 2,500/- while as cash prize of Rs. 1, 000/- was given to runner up wrestler Gulshan Singh.
Third bout remained tied between wrestler Fiza of Billawar and Kulbir Singh of Jammu. In all, 35 bouts took place in the day long mega Dangal. It was sponsored by Amar Memorial Trust Katra, the Jammu & Kashmir Bank, District Administration and Bhamag Kesari Dangal Committee and was organised by J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association under the supervision of President J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association Shiv Kumar Sharma. Mela Officer (Tehsildar Settlement) Udhampur, Sushil Kesar was the chief guest on the occasion while President J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association, Shiv Kumar Sharma President, S.P Benam Tosh, Chairman Shiv Parvati Shrine Development Board Swantantar Dev Kotwal, Manager J and K Bank Panchari, Rajinder Parsad and S.H.O Panchari Mohd. Sadiq were the guests of honour. Naib Tehsildar Romesh Singh, Sunil Badayal, District officer youth services & Sports, Dr. Hari Krishan Padha, Partap Krishan Sanmotra, Mulk Raj Bhamagi and Kuldeep Singh also witnessed the Dangal.

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