20th Vishal Dangal marks conclusion of Shiv Khori Mela

REASI, FEB 14: With holding of 20th Kesari Vishal Dangal at Ransoo, base camp of holy shrine, the annual three-day Shiv Khori Mela concluded here today. During the festival, a number of tourists from various parts of the State and outside witnessed the event and performed darshan of the revered cave amid chanting of bhajans and devotional songs of Bholay Nath ji.
The dangal was organized by J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association in collaboration with Tourism Department, Shiv Khori Dangal Committee and District Administration Reasi.
Executive Officer, Shiv Khori Shrine Board, Om Prakash was the Chief Guest on the occasion while Tehsildar Pouni, Rajesh Baru; DYSSO Dr S S Chib and Dy SP Nikhil Gogna were the Guests of Honour.
About 34 bouts were fought during the competition. Kapil of Delhi was declared as the winner of Kesari Dangal who was awarded Rs 13000 and other gifts whereas Runner-up Akram of Jammu was given a cash prize of Rs 8000. The second and third bouts were won by Ajay Sharma of Udhampur and Babba of Jammu.
The Dangal Committee extended thanks to the organizing team and all those who gave financial and physical support for smooth conduct of wrestling match. Kashmir Singh and Prem Singh remained referees for the Dangal.