In the tournament, more than 5,000 sportspersons, both in olympic and traditional style, will converge on the dusty fields being watched by around four lakh spectators and viewed on television as also lovers of this sporting event in Canada and England during the festival.Other games to be played in the event include kabaddi and hockey. The winner of the kabaddi event will get a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 75,000 to the first runner-up, while in the hockey event, the winner will receive Rs. 51,000.
Chief organiser Sukhbir Singh Grewal confirmed that the Bullock Cart Association would participate in the games this year.
"We are ready with our bullocks to participate in the games," said Grewal.Grewal said MLA Darshan Singh Shiwalik was expected to be the guest of honour on the inaugural and concluding days of the games and union minister Manish Tewari would be guest of honour on the third day.