The pairing of wrestlers for Dasara 'nadakusti,' was held at the D. Devaraj Urs Multi-purpose Stadium at Doddakere Maidan in the city today.
The event was inaugurated by Prof. Rangaiah, President of All India Wrestling Federation and Vice-President of Dasara Wrestling Sub-Committee Krishna, by wielding the mace.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Rangaiah said Mysore is well known for wrestling for decades. As such, it is the responsibility of the young wrestlers to maintain this reputation, he remarked.
Pointing out that wrestling has been accorded more prominence this year, he called upon the youth to seize this opportunity.
Reminding that Dasara Wrestling Contests were bereft of confusions, chaos or any such other untoward incidents in the past, he called upon the participants to maintain the wonderful reputation that the city has for wrestling.
Sub-Committee office-bearer Ravikumar, Pailwans Amruth, Palahalli Mukund & Siddaraju and others were present.
More than 100 wrestlers of different ages from across the State, with a majority of them from Mysore District, took part in this pairing programme.
Courtesy : Star Of Mysore