India-Pakistan Wrestlers To Contest For Mission Dosti


Jammu – The much awaited free style wrestling competition involving wrestlers from India and Pakistan would be held at Katra on Sunday.

The competition which is being held under the banner of “‘Mission Dosti” would be fought in International Indian Style Dangal at the specified venue of Vivekanand Sports Stadium Katra on October 21 at 12 noon.

Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services and Sports R. S. Chib informed this during a press conference here on Saturday.

The Mission Dangal, is the 8th in its series and shall be involving professional wrestlers from Pakistan, England, Ukraine and India, who would contest fiercely to be honoured as winner of Mission Dosti, the Minister informed the press/media persons.

The free style wrestling competition at Katra, has over the years emerged as a prominent event of the annual Navratra festival celebrated to commemorate the holy deity of Mata Vaishno Devi Ji. The Mission Dosti is fought with the blessings of the revered Vaishno Devi Ji and it is popular belief that the winner is blessed with the divine powers.

People from across the country, has specially thronged at Katra to witnessed this event in which the contest between wrestlers of India and Pakistan is a rememberable events. The crowds gather to cheer their respective nation wrestlers and the event is poised to see a surcharged atmosphere where generally emotions ran high.

The winner of Mission Dosti is commemorated with the power Gurj, apart from Rs. 1 lakh as cash and a citation.

Much to the delight of the wrestler lovers, it was informed that the famed wrestler from India, who stole the show at Olympics and other International sports competition Yogeshwar Dutt would also be contesting this wrestling competition at katra.

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