UDHAMPUR/Jammu, May 17(Scoop News) – National champion Vikarant (Vicky) of Guru Hanuman Akhara Delhi lifted 14th Annual Bhamag Kesari Dangal Title 2012 by defeating wrestler Jagdev of Ludhiana in tough bout at Sardabbar (Kalsote) in Block Panchari of District Udhampur on the concluding day of three days Shiv Parvati Caves Shrine Mela.
Vicky was awarded cash prize of Rs. 9,000/- with traditional Silver Gurj (Gadda) and Patta, while cash prize of Rs. 6,000/- was given to runner-up wrestler Jagdev.
The Vishal Dangal was organized by J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association in collaboration with Bamhag Kesari Dangal Committee under the overall supervision of Shiv Kumar Sharma, President J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association who is also Member J&K State Sports Council and Swantanter Dev Kotwal Chairman Lord Shiv-Parvati Caves Shrine (Moungri) Development Board.
Second main bout was won by cadet National Gold Medalist 2007 Wrestler Vikas of Khanna in Punjab Patha Subash Coach, defeating Wrestler Sukha of Rajasthan. Rs. 6,000/- was awarded to winner wrestler Vikas while Rs. 5,000/- was awarded to runner-up wrestler Sukha. In the Vishal Dangal 33 bouts were played and no bout was ended in a draw.
Third bout was won by Rafiq of Ludhina who defeated Burra of Pathankot. Rs. 5,000/- was awarded to winner wrestler Rafiq while Rs. 4,000/- was awarded to runner-up wrestler Bhurra. 4th bout was won by Sagar of Sat Paul Akhara Delhi by defeating wrestler Ranjeet of Ludhiana. Rs. 4500/- was awarded to wrestler Sagar, while Rs. 3,500/- was awarded to runner up wrestler Ranjeet.
MLA Udhampur, Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia, 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.
BJP Senior Leader, Professor Nirmal Singh, Addl. S.P, Binam Tosh, Tehsildar Udhampur (Mela officer), S.S Chib, District Information Officer, Dr. Jagdish Mehra and Social Worker and Chairman Lord Shiv-Parvati Caves Shrine (Moungri) Development Board were the guest of honour.
The Dangal sponsored by J&K Police Department with a financial assistance of Rs. 30,000/-, the Jammu and Kashmir Bank with a financial assistance of Rs. 10,000/-, Amar Memorial Turst Katra contributed financial assistance of Rs. 35,000/- and Bhamag Dangal Committee contributed Rs. 57,00/-. Total expenditure incurred was Rs. 80,700/-.
Speaking on the occasion, Sharma said that the ain of holding of such events in the State was to spread a message of love, peace, unity and Brotherhood to the entire country. He made an appeal to the young generation to adopt wrestling sports for healthier life and bright future.