Hooda writes on wrestling

Updated: Mar 17, 2013, 19:42 PM IST

Jhajjar: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda is strongly advocating for the cause of retaining wrestling in the Olympics and has, through a written communication, urged Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Jitender Singh in this regard.

While stating this at a concluding function of two-day Kabaddi Championship at village Gochhi in this district, Haryana Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Sukhbir Kataria said that Hooda has drawn the attention of the Union Minister towards the shock which the sports fraternity in Haryana and elsewhere in the country has got after the decision of the IOC to exclude wrestling from 25 core Olympic Sports.

Kataria said that he too had already met the Union Sports Minister in this regard.

He said that wrestling is an ancient game not only of India, but of the world. He hoped that the controversy about exclusion of wrestling from Olympic would come to a close.

He said that the state government has given jobs to 431 outstanding sportspersons and out of them 23 have been appointed as Deputy Superintendent of Police, 27 as Inspector and 29 as Sub Inspector.