KATHUA: The 2nd Annual Katli Vishal Dangal 2014, organized by Dangal Committee was held in tehsil Billawar.
Minister of state for Fisheries, Cooperatives, Finance and Planning Dr Manohar Lal sharma was the chief guest on the occasion.
The first main bout (1st Maali) was fought between wrestler Mohd. Hafeez of Lohai and Wrestler Bubby of Pathankot which was won by the former. He was awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 7000.
The 2nd bout was won by Tilak Raj of Machhedi who defeated wrestler Tara of Pathankot and was awarded Rs. 3100/- cash prize.
Over fourty bouts were played in one day long wrestling competition in which wrestlers from outside the state also participated
XEN PMGSY, ZEO Malhar, TSO Billawar, DFO, SHO Malhar, Sarpanchs of upaar and lower Baggan, Marhoon and a large number of peoples were also present on the occasion.
Dr Manohar Lal Sharma while felicitating the winning wrestlers impressed upon them to participate in the national and international level wrestling competitions to bring laurels to the State. He said wrestlers of Billawar, Bani and Basohli tehsils have immense wrestling talent and they should participate in mega wrestling events organized across the state by State Wrestling Association. He appreciated the efforts of local organizing committee for organizing such competitions for the promotion of the wrestling .
Earlier, Dr Sharma also held a grievance camp at Katli and listened to the problems of people and passed directions to the concerned officers and field functionaries to look into the projected issues of the people and take appropriate action. The minister immediate passed directions to PDD department to install 25 Kwa transformer in Dlew habitation.