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A Three Day Annual Kila Raipur Sports Festival Started

Kila Raipur Sports Festival, which developed from a confinedentertaining event for farmers to a globally applauded sports medium has beguntoday which will be continued till February 4 wherein some regular as well astraditional sports games would be organized. As the court has banned theelectrifying games likebullock-cart,camel, mule-cart and dog races, so this time they will not be allowed at thisfestival.


Gursandeep Singh Grewal, President- Grewal Sports Associationsaid – “The 82nd version of the three-day annual sports festival, RuralOlympics the world over, would feature tug-of-war, tent-pegging, kabaddi,hockey, gymnastics and athletics, besides rare seen dare devil acts bymotorcycle riders, veterans’ race, feats by bazigars, stunts by horse-ridingNihangs, super-human acts such as lifting of plough and many other events.Bhangradancers, bands of Malwai giddha and gatka are also scheduled on the eventslist.”


The organizing association will honor three sportspersonalities, including Alexi Grewal, gold medal winner in cycling in 1984 LosAngeles Olympics, Gurbachan Singh Randhawa, an Arjuna awardee and Dronacharyaaward winner senior boxing coach, Gurbax Singh Sandhu.


Balwinder Jagga and Jagbir Singh Grewal (Nikku), generalsecretary and senior advisor, respectively, of the Grewal Sports Association,Shavy Grewal, executive committee member and Paramjit Singh Grewal, deputyadvisor were among others present at the press conference.


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