Kila Raipur, January 31, 2015: The carnival continued to attract thousands of spectators as the sun brightened the open air stadium on the penultimate day of the 79th Kila Raipur Sports Festival here on Saturday.
An almost Full house attendance at the stadium topped the action of the day. Second to none the audience was anticipating much action, and they went home satisfied at the end of the day. The horse riding and martial arts by Nihang Singhs drew repeated applause from the big gathering. Foreigners could be seen mingling with Maghar Singh, the veteran Nihang Singh and his group and showing great excitement for loading and unloading competition.
Athelitics, hockey, Kabaddi and MRF Tractor Tyre race were the top competitive sports played today.
In Long jump Manjit Singh from Delhi leaped a clean 7.08 M to take top honours way ahead of the second placed Mahikpreet Singh from Sangrur. Kulwinder Kaur took the top honors in womens long jump with a jum of 5.09 m ahead of Shruti Singh.
In 400 m women, Navjot Kaur from Sangrur beat Sukhvinder Kaur from Jalandhar and Virpal Kaur form Bhatinda even as 400 m men’s honors were won by Neeraj from Lucknow, who finished ahead of Narinder Singh of Patiala and Manish from UP.
Bhagwant Memorial Gold Cup Hockey – Men saw some revetting hockey being played, possibly inspired by the ongoing Hockey India League. Here Haryana – Beat Kila Raipur – 3:1, Kila Raipur Academy beat Sikandpur – 3:0 and Jarkhad Academy Beat Amloh Academy – 5:1. Await some scintillating display of field hockey tomorrow to find out the eventual winner.
The MRF Tractor tyre rolling event, a brand new event excited many and had as many as 20 entrants. A simple looking task to rolling the Tractor tyre, was indeed a tough one. The finals of the event will be held tomorrow.
Baazigars enthralled the audience once again with amazing feats, like bending the rod with ones throat to holding a ladder in the mouth and balancing.
Youngsters – 12 to 18 showed some awesome skills on horses, from salutes to jumping over fire laden bars.
If you thought humans can dance well, check out the horse and camel, who would dance to the music and the audience applause and encouragement said it all.
MP Ravneet Singh Bittu from Ludhiana, was the chief guest today and has promised Rs10 lac towards the Kila Raipir Sports Festival, to upgrade the facilities and make it even more inviting for people to attend and participate and Rs 10 lac for development of Kila Raipur Village. He was accompanied by MLA Bharat Bhushan Ashu of Ludhiana.
Long jump Men
1. Manjit Singh Delhi 7.08 M
2. Mahikpreet Singh Sangrur 6.99 M
3. Narinder Singh Gobindgarh 6.93 M
400 m Women
1. Navjot Kaur Sangrur
2. Sukhvinder Kaur Jallandhar
3. Virpal Kaur Bhai rupa Bhatinda
400 M Men
1. Neeraj Lukhnow
2. Narinder Singh Patiala
3. Manish UP
Long jump Women
1. Kulwinder Kaur Sangrur 5.09 M
2. Shruti Singh UP 5.08 M
3. Jaskaran Kaur Bhatinda 4.93 M
100 m final – Women
1. Shruti Singh – Lucknow
2. Jaskaran Kaur – Bhatinda
3. Kulbir Kaur – Bhatinda
Tractor Trolley loading offloading – Prelims
1. Punjab Union – Ahmendgarh
2. Jagga Singh – Sangrur
3. FCI – Kila Raipur
Bhagwant Memorial Gold Cup Hockey – Men
1. Haryan – Beat Kila Raipur – 3:1
2. Kila Raipur Academy beat Sikandpur – 3:0
3. Jarkhad Academy Beat Amloh Academy – 5:1
Kabaddi - Men
1. Jand beat Panj Garaiyan – 20.5 :14
2. Chapaar beat Lalpon – 15.5 : 7
3. Kurad beat Baddowal – 20.5 : 19
Tomorrow, 1st Feb 2015 will see high action at the stadium.
On the Final day of the 79th Kila Raipur Sports Festival 2014, you will see :
Athletics: men and Women
Kabaddi : One village open, veteran
MRF Tyre rolling competition
Horse races – Semi finals and Finals,
Veterans sprint race - 100 mtr
MRF Muscleman competition
Hockey – finals : Under 17, Senior and women
Maruti Suzuki Car events
Tractor Trolley – Loading – Unloading
Tractor Race – Final