Sports ReporterJAMMU: Local wrestlers, especially those belonging to the districts of Udhampur, Reasi and Jammu are doing well against their opponents from North Indian states of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi clearly indicating that J&K has exceptional talent in the indigenous game of wrestling. This was stated by President of J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association and former Joint Secretary of the J&K State Sports Council (JKSSC), Shiv Kumar Sharma, who was Chief Guest in the 51st Sujandhar Kesari Dangal title. Shiv Kumar complimented Udhampur wrestler, Ajay Sharma of Laden Power House, who defeated Noor Shaker of Guru Hanuman Akhara Delhi to win the record 51st Sujandhar Dangal held at Sujandhar village in Bhamag Tehsil of district Reasi. Known for his contribution for the game of wrestling in the State, Shiv Kumar was all praise for Sujandhar Dangal Committee for successfully organising this Dangal for the last 50 years. He further praised those wrestling lovers contributing for the promotion of the game and encouragement to the budding talent. Important to mention here that Sohan Singh Thakur (Sonu) contributed Rs 52,000 as financial contribution to the organisers of this Dangal which has a total cash prizes of Rs 2.5 lakh. This Dangal held under the technical supervision of Prem Singh, Sohan Singh Thakur, Devinder Singh (Mangu), Thakur Balwant Singh, Ram Singh, Tej Singh, Budhi Singh, Govind Singh, Mukhtyar Singh, Mohd. Gani, Chuni Lal, Vakil Singh, Mohd Younasaf, Naresh Kumar (Pappu Lakri) Sunny Sharma, Nazir Ahmed,Pawan Kumar, Chain Singh and Mohd Fareed. The Results: Amir Khan of J&K Police bt Salman of Choprashop; Dillar Khan of J&K Police bt Basantgarh; Murad Ali of Nagrota bt Surjit Singh of Reasi; Pankaj of Domana bt Chain Singh of Reasi; Balwan Singh of J&K Police bt Bharat Bushan of Domana; Subash of Narkote beat Pankaj of Domana; Gurdev Singh of Devigarh beat Gurcharan of Reasi; Naresh of Doman beat Sohan Singh of Salal and Arif of J&K Police bt Sahil of Mallerkotla (Punjab).
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