Excelsior Sports Correspondent
KATRA, Sept 28: Punjab Wrestler Prince Patha Padarth Pahelwan village Kohali near Amritsar lifted Annual Bathindi Dangal title by defeating Wrestler Benia Min of Basantgarh, Udhampur in the final main bout that lasted for 21 minutes at village Bathindi, here today.
Dangal was organized by Bathindi Panj Peer Dangal Committee in collaboration with J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association under the supervision of Sarpanch Noor Alam, Sarpanch Mohd. Alam and Mohd. Aslam.
Treasurer Indian Style Wrestling Association of India Shiv Kumar Sharma was the chief guest on the occasion who distributed cash prizes of Rs 6, 50,000 among the Wrestlers. Shiv Kumar Sharma appealed to all the youth to adopt Sports as a part of life to stay healthy.
He said sports play vital role to keep mind and physique fit and also builds self confidence and develops personality besides helping in keeping youth away from social evils like drug abuse, smoking and drinking.
Retired SP Prithvi Raj Sharma presided over the function, while Mohd Aslam was the guest of honour, who contributed Rs 75,000 as financial assistance to the organizers.
Winner of Ist malli bout Wrestler Prince was cash awarded with Rs 60,000 by chief guest, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Sapanch Noor Alam, Sarpanch Mohd Alam and Mohd Aslam while runners-up Wrestler Benia Min got Rs 40,000 by Kurshad Ali, Mohd Alam (Mudha) and Prithvi Raj Sharma.
67 bouts were played in the one day long Dangal. 2nd main bout was won by Shamsher Pahelwan of Dinanagar (Punjab) who defeated Wrestler Roshan Gujjar of Delhi. Winner Shamsher was cash awarded with Rs 20,000, while runners-up Wrestler Roshan Gujjar got Rs 15,000.