June 18, 2017 07:03 PM

Chandigarh/Delhi (Face2News-Sports) 

Chandgiram Akhara on the banks of river Yamuna is a historic landmark in the sporting heritage of Delhi. Named after the legendary wrestler Chandgiram, the akhara has recently got a complete makeover. The existing hall, where the iconic wrestler Padmashri Master Chandgiram trained to dizzy heights and later produced ace mat men is now picture of modernity and high-tech sporting venue.

The fully renovated and upgraded akhara will be inaugurated on the Death Anniversary of Padmashree Chandgiram ji on June 29, 2017. The inaugural programme will start with a Havan at 10 am  Many well-known personalities from the sports world, special guests, disciples of Chandgi Ram ji, wrestling coaches and sportsmen will be present at the inaugural function.

The renovated akhara is equipped with all the modern training facilities and latest audio-visual gadgets like over projector and other computerised training facilities and a top class well-equipped gym.

Besides top class training facilities there is also an air-conditioned hostel for women and men wrestlers. And a dietician is also attached with the hostels to provide balanced diet to the trainee wrestlers.

The man behind the turning around of the akhara is none other than Jagdish Kaliraman, well-known son of late Master Chandgiram. Kaliraman has launched Chandgiram Sports Welfare Charitable Trust and is its Chairman. Other well-known personalities who have joined hands with Kaliraman are R P Singh, PWL Mumbai Maharathi Team owner, Arjun Awardee Jagroop Singh Rathi, kripa Shankar Bishnoi and others students and well-wishers of the legenadry Master ji.

Highlighting the major contribution of Master Chandgiram, SAI coach Sahdev Singh Balyan said to Padmashree Chandgi Ram ji has made significant contribution in the development of women wrestling in the country. ``Despite opposition, he laid the foundation of women wrestling in the 90's and prepared many women in India for wrestling,'' said Balyan. Keeping this in mind, the mentors of Chandgiram Welfare Charitable Trust have decided to give special attention to women wrestlers and young budding mat men as a mark of respect to late Master ji.

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