Excelsior Sports Correspondent
KATRA, Nov 1: 67th Chatha Gujjarn (Marh) Kesari Vishal Dangal event was organized by Jai Peer Baba Dangal Committee Chatha Gujjarn Marh in association with J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association, under the overall supervision of president J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association Shiv Kumar Sharma, Subash Chander Sharma and Numberdar Puran Chand at village Chatha (Marh), in Jammu today.
85 bouts were played wherein local wrestlers fron Doda, Udhampur, Jammu, Kathua, R.S Pura, Reasi, J&K Police, besides wrestlers from Punjab and Harayana participated.
Minister for Planning, Labour and Employment, Ajay Sadhotra was the chief guest on the occasion who gave away cash prizes to the wrestlers. Treasurer Indian Style Wrestling Association of India Shiv Kumar Sharma presided over the function. Retd SP and Treasurer Indian Style Wrestling Association Prithvi Raj Sharma and Harminder Singh were the guests of honour.
The first main thrilling bout was fought between wrestler Pamma of Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab and wrestler Benia of J&K Police. Bout was won by Pamma that lasted for 31 minutes. A cash prize of Rs 45,000 was given to wrestler Pamma by the chief guest, while Benia was awarded with a cash prize of Rs 30,000 by Banarsi Dass Sharma, general Secretary, Numberdar Puran Chand, president and Subash Chander Sharma, chairman of Dangal Committee.