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Apr 14, 2012

Best Wrestler to Get Rs 1,01,000 lakh on April 18

The Tribune

Bilaspur, April 7
The Bharat Kesari award with a silver mace (gurj) and Rs 1,01,000 lakh in cash will be given to the best wrestler of the Bharat Kesari wrestling bouts being organised by the Dangal Committee, named Jai Lakhdata Peer Dangal, at Chehd village near Ghumarwin town on April 18.

This announcement was made by the committee after its meeting at the village temple near the Dangal site today. Anurag Thakur, MP and national president, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, will inaugurate the wrestling bouts, while Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal will be the chief guest at the concluding function in the evening.

Committee general secretary Kamal Thakur said apart from the Bharat Kesari awards, Bharat Kumar and Himachal Kesari awards would also be given at these wrestling bouts.

The runner-up wrestler of the Bharat Kesri award will get cash prize of Rs 75,000 and a “gaagar” (large water utensil) in prize. Winner of the Bharat Kumar contest will get Rs 51,000 and a silver gurj and his runner-up Rs 35,000 and a gaagar. Winner of the Himachal Kesari award will get Rs 41,000 and a gurj and his runner-up Rs 25,000 and a gaagar.

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