STATE TIMES NEWS
KATRA: Wrestler Satyavart won the Ninth Roustam-E-International Indian Style Wrestling Title at jam packed Vivekanand Sports Stadium, Katra by defeating his Ukraine rival wrestler Mykhalio Datsemko in the final bout on Saturday.
The wrestling championship was organised as a part of Navratra Festival by the J and K Indian Style Wrestling Association with the active support of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB), J and K Tourism Department, Jammu and Kashmir Police, Navratra Festival Committee, Katra Municipal Committee, District Administration and locals of Katra.
World Champion and Olympic Medalist, Wrestler Sushil Kumar was the Chief Guest on the occasion while Director Tourism, Jammu, Soujanya Sharma and International Wrestling Coach Yashvir Singh were the Guests of Honour.
In other main contest of Roustam-E-International Indian Style Wrestling, Wrestler Sagaliuk Liubomyr of England defeated Indian wrestler Yudhvir Singh in a tough bout.
Wrestler Satyavart was awarded Silver Gurj, Patta and cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh and the runner up got cash of Rs.50,000 awarded by the Chief Guest. Similarly third and fourth position holders were given Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 20,000 respectively.
J and K Indian Style Wrestling Association also organised First Jammu and Kashmir Kesari Title -2013 on the occasion. Under the contest wrestler Bhadur Khan of Jammu lifted the Kesari title by defeating wrestler Ajay Sharma of Udhampur. Similarly Murad Ali of Jammu got third position while wrestler Balwan Singh of Reasi secured fourth position in the wrestling competition.
Cash awards of Rs. 20,000, Rs. 15,000, Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 5,000 were also given to the first, second, third and fourth winners of the first Jammu and Kashmir Kesari Tile -2013.
On the occasion, World Champion and Olympic Medalist, Wrestler Sushil Kumar and his coach Yashvir Singh were also honoured with cash award of Rs. 50,000 and Rs. 10,000 respectively by the Organising Committee.
District Administration has made elaborate arrangements of security, traffic regulations, drinking water, power supply and sanitation etc.
The wrestling competition which was scheduled for 11th October, 2013 could not conclude due to heavy rain and remaining part was completed today with 32 bouts which include wrestlers from England, India, Belarus and Ukraine also.
Superintendent of Police, Reasi, M.S Chouhan, SP Katra, Pawan Parihar, Project Officer, DRDA, Dr. Jagdish Mehra, SP, Suram Singh, Vice President Indian Style Wrestling Association, Gian Singh, Secretary General Indian Style Wrestling Association, Roshan Lal, President J and K Indian Style Wrestling Association, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Members of the Navratra Festival Committee, prominent citizens, large number of Yatris and local people were present on the occasion.