Wrestling tournaments — one of the major attractions during Dasara will be held from September 28 to October 3.
To enable connoisseurs of sports get a treat of traditional kusti — nada kusti — the bouts will be held for four days from the inaugural day at 3.30 pm. Marpeeth — another form of wrestling that had the patronage of erstwhile Wadiyars, would be held during the inaugural and valedictory sessions of the event.
To facilitate more number of audience who come in hordes especially during the festival, additional seating arrangements by increasing the steps in circular manner has been undertaken by Karnataka Exhibition Authority (KEA).
The additional seating capacity would be able to accommodate 2,000 more fans against the existing capacity. It’s also proposed to construct a roof for the spectators’ area too, which comes in handy during rain.
The posters of Dasara wrestling tournaments were also released on the occasion.
Member secretary of the sub-committee D Ravikumar, former chairmen D Prahlad Rao and K S Rangappa and coach Manjappa were present.