Haridwar: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev today displayed his wrestling skills against 65 kg weight category wrestler Vipin.
Guru Ramdev said he had jumped into the wrestling arena to generate interest among people in indigenous games like kabaddi and wrestling and earn international prestige for the Indian games.
"It was something like what ancient sage Pradatta did for yoga in his time," he said.
His close aide Balkrishna said the competition was as much about dedication to yogic discipline, restraint and vegetarianism.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who was present during the wrestling and kabaddi event, gave away desi ghee canisters and a brass mace among the winners and runners up of wrestling events.