Jammu – Annual Wrestling (Chhingh) Mela was held at Devsthan of Baba Peer Monga Nath Ji at village Satraiyan, R.S. Pura here today.
Minister for Medical and Technical Education, Youth Services and Sports, .. R. S. Chib was the chief guest on the occasion.
MLA Suchetgarh, . Sham Lal Chowdhary, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, . Pradeep Gupta IG Jammu, . Dilbag Singh, Deputy Commissioner Jammu, . Sanjeev Verma, Tehsildar R.S. Pura, . R.L. Sharma, Tehsildar Settlement, . Sanjay Badhyal, Assistant Commissioner Jammu, . Tilak Raj Shastri, S.P (HQ), . Shalinder Singh, Sarpanchs, Panchs, prominent citizens and sports lovers were present on the occasion.
Various wrestlers from J&K and neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pardesh took part in the wrestling.
As many as, 230 wrestling bouts were held in the competition. The first bout (Mali) is of one lakh and one thousand which was won by Pamma of Dera Baba Nanak Punjab who was awarded with silver Gurj costing Rs. 85000 and Tinku from Delhi was runner up was awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 11000. Meanwhile, there was a tie in second bout between Jony from Punjab and Kaka Chib of R.S. Pura which is of Rs. 41000 with Rs. 21000 as cash prize to winner and Rs. 7000 for runner. Similarly, a third bout is of Rs. 21000 which was won by Billu of Jammu was awarded with cash prize of Rs. 11,000 and Kuljeet from Haryana was runner up and was awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 3000 respectively. . Chib appreciated gesture of Wrestling Committee for organizing the event which also provide an opportunity to locals to interact with administration so that their legitimate demands would be redressed.
After paying obeisance at Baba Peer Monga Nath Ji Devsthan, . Chib said that such type of events will boost the morale of the wrestlers adding that the state government was committed to promote sports and host significant sports events in the State. He informed that the event was organized every year in memory of Baba Peer Monga Nath Ji adding that the event was earlier organized in Deva Batala which is now in Pakistan. He said that people from all walks of life participate in the mela every year and pray for the prosperity of the state and country.
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