Rural Olympics, Punjab


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The Qila Raipur Sports Festival is a 72 year old institution. More popularly known as the Rural Olympics of Punjab, they are held in February each year. The Grewal Sports Stadium in Qila Raipur comes alive as hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators make a beeline for this community, only a short distance from Ludhiana.Quila Raipur Games are a symbol of rural and countryside people's strength, determination, sportsmanship, energy, force and power. About 70 per cent of population lives in villages. It becomes natural for this sturdy community to have its own rural games.This particular game requires great amount of strength to put a rod over the body but this gives the games uniqueness. 'This clip of professionally-shot broadcast stock footage belongs to the archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., and has been filmed on either Digital Betacam or 1080i HD. Please write to us for licensing queries at wfi@vsnl.com and admin@wildfilmsindia.com.''