A first of its kind Karnataka Wrestling Festival (Kusti Habba) will be organized in Belagavi from February 7 which will be a 4-day event to be held at the District stadium.
More than 750 wrestlers would participate in six segments based on weight.
Speaking at a press conference DC, SB Bommanhalli said Rs. 2 crore has been sanctioned for the same by the Govt our of which 85 lakhs has been earmarked as prize money.
The District administration will take care of the food, accommodation, and transport of the wrestlers, he added.
On the concluding day, Wrestlers from Georgia and Azerbaijan will perform along with nationally and internationally acclaimed wrestlers.