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Demand to include wrestling in CW Games

Written by: Staff

Chandigarh, Apr 4 (UNI) The office-bearers of the Wrestling Federation of India and wrestlers, including Olympians, have demanded inclusion of the sport in the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune and 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.

A signed memorandum by more than 50 officials and wrestlers, was presented to Tarlochan Singh, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and former chairman of Minorities Commission of India, who was the chief guest during the 52nd Senior and 26th Cadet Wrestling Championships which concluded at the Chaudhary Bharat Singh Memorial Sports School, Nidani in Jind District.

The resolution unanimously adopted and passed by the wrestling fraternity urged Tarlochan Singh, who is also vice-president of the Indian Olympic Association, to take up the matter of inclusion of wrestling in the Commonwealth Youth Games and the Commonwealth Games to be hosted by India in New Delhi in 2010, at his own level with the IOA, Government of India, all authorities concerned, including the President of India, Lok Sabha Speaker, Vice-Chairman, Rajya Sabha and all members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

Tarlochan Singh assured the WFI that he would pursue the matter at appropriate level for inclusion of wrestling in the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games and the 2010 Commonwealth Games.


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