JAMMU, Oct 18: Wrestler Billu of Jammu lifted Pallanwala title by defeating wrestler Qadir of Punjab in a tough fight which lasted for 15 minutes.
Wrestling competition was organized by Pallanwala Dangal Committee in the premises of playground of Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Pallanwala. After witnessing 35 fights, the jam packed ground came to life when wrestler Billu matted wrestler Qadir of Punjab to win the first prize.
The winner was awarded a cash prize of Rs.5000. Second position was won by wrestler Monu of J&K Police who defeated Jeet Paul of Amritsar whereas the wrestler Hira of Himachal Pradesh defeated Gopi of Punjab to win the third place. A total of 35 bouts were fought in the competition in which wrestlers from Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir participated.
About 5000 people from adjoining areas had come to witness the Dangal. On the occasion, old wrestlers of the area were also honoured and presented a Pagri and a shawl. Secretary, Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) Sudershan Kumar, Jeet Raj Kalsi, Balwant Kataria and Prof. Hans Raj were among those present on the occasion.