National Wrestling Championship to start from Oct 11 in Bhopal
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 22:26
Bhopal: The 54th Senior National Men's Wrestling and 12th Women's National Wrestling Championship will begin from October 11 at Motilal Nehru stadium here.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate the four-day event, Madhya Pradesh Amateurs Wrestling Association Patron and State Industries Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya told reporters today.

"Around 750 men and women, including many renowned wrestlers, drawn from 28 states are expected to take part in the championship. It is the first time that such a mega wrestling event would be held in Madhya Pradesh," he said.

The minister said the government was making efforts to promote sports in the state. Many playgrounds are coming up at the panchayat level in Madhya Pradesh, he added.

Vijayvargiya said the state government has increased funds by six times for sports activity in this year's budget.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 22:26

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