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Kusti Habba begins in Belagavi

Belagavi: The first Karnataka Kusti Habba was once inaugurated through Olympian wrestler M R Patil at the district stadium right here on Thursday. The four-day match is being collectively arranged through the state government and Indian Style Wrestling Federation.

The district management had anticipated the participation of round 750 wrestlers from quite a lot of parts of the state, but the quantity crossed 900 on Thursday itself. Registration will probably be open till Friday midday.

Speaking at the inaugural rite, zilla panchayat president Asha Aihole stated she wanted to change into a wrestler, however women were not allowed much freedom in career options in her conservative family.

City police commissioner DC Rajappa, recalled the patronage of kings to Indian taste of wrestling. “This game had nice admire in the Vijayanagar kingdom. The rulers of Mysuru also nourished wrestling and it's an attraction all through Mysuru Dasara,” he stated.

Deputy commissioner S B Bommanhalli and IGP (Northern Range) HS Revanna also spoke.

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