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Indigenous Games to be a part of Khelo India Youth Games 2021

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  • December 23, 2020
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Indigenous Games to be a part of Khelo India Youth Games 2021

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Policies and Interventions

In news

  • The Sports Ministry has approved the inclusion of four Indigenous Games to be a part of Khelo India Youth Games 2021, scheduled to take place in Haryana. 
  • The games include: Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta and Mallakhamba.

Key takeaways 

  • Kalaripayattu has its origin from Kerala and has practitioners all over the world.
  • Mallakhamba has been well-known across India. Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra have been the hotspots of this sport.
  • Gatka originates from the State of Punjab. This traditional fighting style of the Nihang Sikh Warriors is used both as self-defense and a sport.
  • Thang-Ta is a Manipur marital art which has passed into oblivion in the recent decades. 

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