Four Indigenous Sports In Khelo India Youth Games

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  • Govt approves inclusion of four indigenous sports in Khelo India Youth Games 2021.
  • The games include, Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta and Mallakhamba.

They are from various parts of India 

  • Kalaripayattu has its origin from Kerala and has practitioners all over the world. 
  • Mallakhamba has been well-known across India and Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra have been the hotspots of this sport. 
  • Gatka originates from Punjab and this traditional fighting style of the Nihang Sikh Warriors is used both as self-defense as well as a sport. 
  • Thang-Ta, a Manipur marital art has passed into oblivion in the recent decades, but the sport will get national recognition again with the help of the Khelo India Youth Games 2021.


Source : newsonair

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