Raipur: On the third day of state-level Chhattisgarhiya Olympic today, competitions of traditional games such as ‘Pitthul’ and ‘Sankhli’ were organized at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj outdoor stadium Budhapara, Raipur. In these competitions, participants from five divisions of the state including Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur, Sarguja and Bastar took part with enthusiasm. Audiences were mesmerized to witness the sports talent and the traditional games of the state.
Raipur division won the Pitthul competition in the under 18 boys category, while Bastar division stood second and Sarguja division secured third position in the competition. Likewise, in the girls category, Sarguja division security first prize Bilaspur division second and Bastar division won the third prize in the competition. In the category of age group 18 to 40 years, Durg division won the first prize, Raipur division the second and Bastar division 1 to third prize. Likewise in the female category of the same age group Bilaspur division 1 the first prize Raipur division was the first runner up while Bastar division was the second runner up of the competition.
Similarly in the 40+ male category, Bilaspur division was the first prize winner, Bilaspur division was the second and Durg division the third. In the female category of the same age group, Bastar division came first while Durg division won the second prize and Sarguja division was the winner of the third prize of the competition. In the team sport ‘Sankhali’ competition, Bastar division won the competition of under 18 female category, while Raipur secured the second position and Durg division the third.
Meanwhile, Chhattisgarhiya Olympic is being organized to promote the traditional games and sports of Chhattisgarh state. In this sports event, competitions of 14 different games is being organized. These include team sports such as Gilli Danda, Pitthul, Sankhli, langdi Daud, Kabaddi, kho kho, tug of war, Bati (Kancha), and solo sports such as Billas, Fugdi, Gedi, Daud, Bhanvra, 100 m race, and long jump. A large number of women, housewives, children, and senior citizens are enthusiastically participating in these competitions.