Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) has arranged the 113th edition of popular wrestling competition ‘Jabbar er Boli Khela’ after two years of hiatus caused by the Covid pandemic.
The competition will be held Monday afternoon on the road of Laldighi Zilla Parishad Market premises under a special arrangement.
Hundreds of wrestlers from different regions including Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Noakhali and Cumilla will take part in the competition.
Traders from different parts of the country have come to the fair with various household and traditional products.
Meanwhile, due to the Boli Khela and 3-day Baishakhi Mela vehicle movement has been restricted for several days in Laldighi, KC De Road, Boksirhat, Cinema Palace, Amanat Shah Road, Khatunganj-Asadganj Road and other areas.
Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) has taken extensive security measures and CCTV cameras have been installed across the areas.
In addition, members of the white-clad police, DB, SWAT team will also be in charge of maintaining overall security.
CMP Deputy Commissioner (South) Mohammad Jasim Uddin said four check-posts are being set up by Kotwali police station to strengthen security at the fair.
‘Boli Khela’ was introduced in the early 20th century by Abdul Jabbar Saodagar, a local trader. He wanted to cultivate a sport that would prepare youths to fight the British.
The traditional form of wrestling was named after Jabbar. The first competition was held in 1909.