Great Khali to bring professional wrestling to Uttarakhand लीजिये प्रोफेशनल कुश्ती का मजा हल्द्वानी और देहरादून में

Great Khali to bring professional wrestling to Uttarakhand लीजिये प्रोफेशनल कुश्ती का मजा हल्द्वानी और देहरादून में

In an interesting development, The Great Khali, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) champion, will be hosting two wrestling fights in Dehradun and Haldwani early next year. The initiative is being supported by Uttarakhand Chief Minister’s CM4Youth programme and is aimed at attracting youth towards sports.


aking forward his ambitious programme of attracting Uttarakhand youth towards games and sports, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday (November 24, 2015) unveiled in Delhi India-focused ‘Pro-Wrestling Talent Programme’ titled ‘Continental Wrestling Entertainment’ (CWE), an initiative being spearheaded by The Great Khali or Dalip Singh Rana.

Promoted by Khali’s CWE Academy, the event would be kick-started in February 2016 with the organisation of international standard fights in Haldwani and Dehradun in association with specialist sports and brand management company ‘Integrated Brand Solutions (IBS)’ and supported by Harish Rawat’s youth outreach initiative — #CM4Youth.

Hoping that joining hands with The Great Khali will further strengthen his efforts to attract youth towards sports and games, Mr. Rawat said: “I am happy that Khali agreed to my suggestion of kick-starting this initiative from Uttarkhand, in association with my youth outreach programme #CM4Youth, as well as looking at the state as one of the major talent sources for his programme. Uttarakhand is hosting the National Games in 2018 and this event will give a perfect start to our preparations to the Games.”

“Pro-wrestling is very popular with the Uttarakhandi youth and Khali’s own story of his rise from being a very ordinary worker from the hills to rising to being amongst the world’s greatest pro-wrestlers ever through single minded focus, hard work and absolute dedication is nothing short of inspirational. I am very confident that this initiative of Khali will not just go a long way in creating additional excitement and awareness about the sport amongst our youth but also offers them a brilliant platform to get recognized and chart their own success story in the world of pro-wrestling,” the Chief Minister added.

khali & uttrakhand cm harish rawat (2)

Talking about his event, The Great Khali said: “I have come a long way — from being Dalip Singh Rana to becoming the great Khali — since my humble beginning as an ordinary stone-cutter in the hills. A simple response to a chance question by a Punjab police inspector who passed me one day while I was working along a road, changed my life for ever. He asked me why was I working so hard even after my shift was completed. My response that unlike others I had a bigger stomach to fill and thus needed to work harder than the rest landed me a job in Punjab police. For the first time in my life when I got my second salary there I could actually buy a TV, a decision that changed my life forever – I not just got introduced to wrestling but decided to make it my passion and profession.”

“My journey was not at all simple to say the least. Having gone through all the trials and tribulations of setting out on a journey to conquer the world of pro-wrestling with only my ambition in hand and then being able to rise to the zenith at the world platform, I was pretty sure right from the beginning that I would return to my country and help create the right platform and facilities for my fellow Indians to also make it big in this sport. This upcoming event is step towards that direction,” he said and thanked Mr. Rawat for joining hands in this endeavour. CM4Youth convenor Haripal Rawat, IBS CEO Amardeep Singh and leading sporting luminary Jaspal Rana were also present on the occasion.

the great khali, harish rawat, haripal rawat, jaspal rana, amardeep

The Great Khali with CM Harish Rawat, CM4Youth Convenor Haripal Rawat, ace shooter Yashpal Rana and IBS CEO Amardeep Singh

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1 Comment

  1. Ashish bhandari July 28, at 02:50

    I want to join wwe can any body help me i have professtional fight ideas of wresting but can't find any place to join


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