SAMBA: The annual Baba Panj Peer Dangal competition was organised at Village Ramgarh in Samba.
Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga was the Chief Guest at the sports event.
The Minister said that Wrestling is one of the most popular local sports in rural areas of our country and such events need to be encouraged to promote the sport and added that the event shall nurture local wrestlers and help them in gaining recognition. He said that sports keep youngsters away from bad habits like drug addiction and channelizes their energy in positive direction. He also announced Rs 10000/ for winners apart from the prize money and appreciated Kala Singh and Hazara Singh from organising committee for organising the event.
The main bout was won by Rashid from Vijaypur against Sonu from Amristsar and was awarded Refrigerator. Meanwhile, in the second bout, which was fought between Zakir from Sarore and Vijay from Udhampur, Vijay won and was awarded cash prize.