Horse present a significant attraction at Maghi Mela

Horse present a significant attraction at Maghi Mela

Tribune Information Service

Archit Watts

Muktsar, January 11

Because the state authorities has stopped organising the Nationwide Livestock Championship in the course of the annual Maghi Mela, a number of horse-breeders have come collectively to organise a three-day “Punjab Horse Present” at Lambi Dhabh village close to right here.

Equines from Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra are collaborating within the occasion which is able to conclude on Thursday.

Regardless of the chilly climate, numerous folks from throughout the state and neighbouring states are coming to see the competitions. The present organisers mentioned there was registration of almost 300 equines each day.

They mentioned competitions of assorted classes have been being organised.

Muktsar-based horse breeder Sirbeerinder Singh Sidhu, one of many 21 organisers of the occasion, mentioned, “The state authorities has stopped organising the livestock championship, thus some horse-breeders got here collectively and determined to start out an occasion on our personal. That is the primary time that we’re organising a mega horse present right here. We’ve got charged a nominal payment from the members. Our purpose is simply to advertise equines. It additionally helps in protecting kids away from medication. Additional, it should assist in pulling crowds in the course of the Maghi Mela.”

“We’ve got, nevertheless, promised honest judging to all of the equine house owners. Almost 15 competitions of Marwari and Nukra colts, fillies, mares and stallions are being held,” he added.

The final livestock championship held at Muktsar was in 2017 in the course of the SAD-BJP regime. Thereafter, with the change of the guard within the state, the championship was held in Patiala district in 2018. The championship was as soon as held in Batala as effectively.

“The livestock championship was the brainchild of the SAD-BJP authorities. Throughout the earlier authorities, ti was organised twice, as soon as every at Patiala and Batala. Thereafter, it couldn’t be organised as a result of pandemic. This time, some horse-breeders have taken the initiative to organise a horse present. We’re offering medical help to all animals, not simply within the horse present but in addition on the livestock market arrange at Lambi Dhabh village,” mentioned Dr Gurdit Aulakh, Assistant Director, Muktsar Animal Husbandry Division.

Almost 70 competitions involving horses, cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, canines, camels, turkey and poultry have been held in the course of the nationwide livestock championship.

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