BHOPAL: The Water and Land Management Institute (WALMI), Bhopal, organized on Wednesday in its premises traditional sports competitions such as kite, danda ravine and sitoliya on the eve of Makar Sankarnti, Lohri and Pongal.

The event was organized to promote water and land conservation. The kite competition was inaugurated by Additional Chief Secretary Manoj Shrivastava. A slogan writing competition was also organized.

Besides the competitions, kathak, Bharatnatyam, tarana, thumri and gidda dance were performed. The winners of the kite competition were Bablu Khan, Anil Nudele and Vijay Shankar Dixit. In the Gully Danda contest, Sanjay Lad, Kartar Singh, Shubham Chauhan, Abhinav and Saurabh Chaukse were the winners. Shubhash Mishra, Abhinav and Kriti won the slogan writing contest.