(Last Updated on : 19/07/2013)
>Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India is the organizing body in the country that takes care of the game. The 21st century has augured well for the traditional sports in India, especially Kabaddi, as a lot of emphasis has been given towards the promotion and upliftment of the game. Ever since the game of Kabaddi was established as a main sport discipline in the XI Beijing Asian Game in 1990, there has been a stable development in the progress of this traditional game at both national and international levels.
One of the landmark stages for Kabaddi in India
came when it was included as a priority sport in 2nd Asian Indoor Games at Macau (SAR-China). Entire credit goes to the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India for working hard towards promoting the game at international stage. This opportunity has very significant indeed as it provided a chance to the South East Asian countries to showcase their talents.
All the Asian nations played their role in making the game very popular among the people. Apropos, China was the first nation to include Kabaddi as a discipline in the 1990 Beijing Asian Games and 16 years later, she gave another opportunity to Kabaddi to make its debut in the Asian Indoor Games. This is a major step-ping stone in the history of Kabaddi. Efforts were also made to incorporate the game in Asian Beach Games held at Indonesia in 2008 proved well, giving a further fillip to the game. The rise of Kabaddi was pioneered by the players who played with utmost passion and dedication.
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