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Mar 13, 2011


The Tribune

Bilaspur, March 12
The famous wrestling bouts of the Nalwadi fair will begin at the Luhnu Ground here in the town from March 20. The final bouts to decide the “Malli Pehalwan” and “Him Kumar” will be held in front of the chief guest on March 23.

State-level Nalwadi fair Wrestling Sub-Committee convener and Superintendent of Police Kapil Sharma said this here.

He said renowned wrestlers from well-known “akharas” from all parts of the country had been invited to participate and show their worth as handsome cash prizes would be awarded to them. He said more than 500 wrestlers were expected to compete in these bouts.

Sharma said only Himachali youths till the age of 21 years could compete for the title of “Him Kumar”. Wrestlers for this category must come along with attested and original copies of their age proofs and Himachali certificates. They should also bring attested photographs and register themselves with the Wrestling Sub Committee on March 20 or 21 before 1 pm.

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