Betma : Dussehra was celebrated with festive fervour in various part of Betma on Friday. The main attraction of the celebrations was the 51 feet high Ravana which was burnt to ashes at the Dussehra Maidan of the city.

Different competitions, organised by Srvajanik Dussehra Utsav Samiti, which are a part of traditional dussehra celebrations just before the Ravana Dehan, were also organised at Dussehra maidan.

A Dussehra procession was also organised, which went through the main roads of the town and reached Aman Tekri and Dussehra maidan.

The competitors, and some of the renowned people of the town were riding the horses on this occasion.

The horse racing competition was organised in three categories, in which a run of three hundred metres, which include 150 metres worth of stiff climbing is organised. The event had three categories meant for big horses, medium horses and small horses.

The winners of the horse racing for big horses were Ajay Kachchawa, Rajendra Darbar and Murli Patel. Akram Khan emerged as winner in the medium heighted horse’s category and was followed by Kamal Verma and Sumit Wagh as the winners who secured the second and third spot respectively.

Vishnu Patel, Arjun Rathore and Krishna Patel were winners of the small ponies section.

What followed next was a shooting competition, where three earthen pots were usually broken. But this time only one pot was installed, because of shortage of time.

The winner of the shooting competition was Sachin Soni, who broke the single pot which was to be aimed.

The programme witnessed presence of MLA Manoj Patel, vice president of District Antoday Samiti Gopal Singh Chaudhari, district panchayat president Om Parsavadia, and regional president of Farmer Commission Kailash Patidar, who were welcomed through a turban tying ceremony.

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