Rewari: A state that has historically been the janmabhumi to sporting talent in India, Haryana has the distinction of introducing several wrestling legends to national and international arenas. In acknowledgment of the spirit of Haryana’s favourite sport and to encourage local wrestling talent, Vodafone India, one of India’s telecommunication service providers, has announced the state’s first-ever pan state Dangal tournament. Mohit Narru, Business Head – Haryana, Vodafone India, formally announced the commencement of Vodafone ‘Dangal’ in Rewari on 13th April, 2017, in the presence of Kushal Kataria, SDM, Rewari.
For the residents of Haryana, Wrestling is much more than just a sport- its a matter of pride and passion. Little wonder that Wrestling has from inception seen the highest representation from Haryana. As one of the most preferred telecom networks in the state, Vodafone has taken the lead to present the pan Haryana Vodafone ‘Dangal’ competition with the objective of promoting local wrestling talent and giving them a platform to compete and win recognition. Commencing with Village level rounds, Vodafone ‘Dangal’ will move on to a state level Finale, in a phased manner.
The opening tournament in Rewari brought wrestlers from popular local Akharas including Jhajjar, Sonipat, Sohna & Palwal.
Formally throwing open the gates to Vodafone ‘Dangal’, Mohit Narru, Business Head – Haryana, Vodafone India, said “Today, almost every household and family in Haryana’s villages, has young, aspiring youth seeking the right opportunity and platform to harness their talent in wrestling. Vodafone believes that given a formal platform to display and hone their talent and win recognition, many of these budding stars can go on to make the state and even Nation proud. We are delighted to present Vodafone ‘Dangal’ a first of its kind Wrestling completion for Haryana by the residents of Haryana to identify and promote quality Wrestling talent in the state. This initiative reinforces Vodafone’s continued commitment to support Wrestling at the grassroots level in Haryana. Wrestling is a sport that requires great physical and mental strength and agility. Just like Vodafone’s Data Strong Network, that keeps Haryana connected 24X7. Drawing upon our robust and well spread network including the deeper pockets in the state, Vodafone is keen to bring in participants from every nook and corner of Haryana, making Vodafone ‘Dangal’ an annual and much awaited event.”
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