EARLY TIMES REPORT
JAMMU, June 28: Wrestler Kamaljot (Billa) of Khanna in Punjab lifted the 47th Annual Aghar Jitto Kesari Dangal title outplaying another Punjab wrestler, Amarjeet of Ferozpur in the main bout played at village Aghar jitto in tehsil and district Reasi.
Dangal, part of the three-day annual mela, was organised by Baba Jitto Temple Development Committee in association with J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association.
Winner of the title received a cash prize of Rs 4,000 in addition to handsome Silver Gurj (Gadda) and Patta while looser, Amarjeet runner up wrestler Amarjeet got Rs 3,000 as prize money.
District Development Commissioner, Reasi, Pondurang K Pole was the chief guest who gave away prizes to winners and runner up of this dangal. President J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association, Shiv Kumar Sharma presided. Mela officer and Tehsildar Reasi, Sher Singh and Naib Tehsildar Katra, Rattan Singh were the guests of honour. Headmaster, Gopal Krishan and former Sarpanch, Krishan Singh were also present.
In all, 37 bouts were played in the day-long dangal. The second main bout, played between Bablu of Delhi and wrestler Kulbir Singh of Kot Bhalwal in Jammu, ended in a draw. In the third main bout Swarn Singh of Kot Bhalwal Jammu defeated Raja of Delhi while Babloo of Delhi clinched the fourth bout defeating Sodhi of Uttar Pradesh. The fifth main bout went to Pawan of Khanna, hwo beat Romesh of Banaras in UP. The sixth bout, which lasted for 24 minutes between Kala of Nargara and Arjun of Amritsar in Punjab, ended in a draw.
Members of organizing committee and those technical official who helped in smooth conduct of dangal were Mohan Lal Pujari, Headmaster Gopal Krishan, Om Parkash Malkotra, Romesh Kumar Sanmotra, Krishan Singh, Sunil Kholi, Krishan Chand Verma, Mangat Ram, Shanker Singh, Bansi Lal, Bodh Raj, Om Parkash, Bishan Dass, Ramesh Kumar, Ram, Pt. Rameshwer, Mohinder Kumar, Allah Mai (Ranga) Capt. Lehar Singh (Retd.) and Master Ram Krishan.
Other Results: Suneet Singh of Kalakot (Rajouri) bt Gamma of U.P. Liaket Ali of Panthal bt Kuldeep Singh of Ramnagar, Mustaq of Sirla bt Kaka of Aghar Jitto, Karnail Singh of Mahore bt Karan of Amritsar, Bir Singh of J&K Police of Mahore bt Sikander of Harayana, Rohit of Amritsar bt Krishan of Kotli, Angreg Singh of Junglegali bt Ravi of U.P. Shoket Ali of Nargara bt Jiwan of Aghar Jitto, Rakesh Singh of Reasi bt Dev Raj of Khari Taroda, Surjeet Singh bt Om Parkash of Sool , Lehar Singh of Junglegali bt Rajinder Singh of Kot Bhalwal, Billa of Jindrah bt Lehar Singh of Khari Tanoda, Raj Kumar of Bhutan bt Balwan Singh of Tada, Shaffi of Bhambyal bt Kuldeep Singh of Jungle Gali, Parmod Mhajan of Banaras bt Bir Singh of Kotli, Dev Raj of Taroda bt Ajit Kumar of Jammu, Yog Raj of Amritsar bt Pappu of Ramnagar, Bittu of Jammu bt Rajan of U.P and Ram Singh of Kalakot bt Vijay Singh of Kanjali. Bout between Allah Rakha of Bamyal and Munesh of Assar ended in a draw.