(Last Updated on : 12-05-2016)
Management of Traditional Sports in India
has the duties and responsibilities to promote the different traditional sports in India among the future generations. The games like Kho-Kho
are now famous to the world sports market, but these sports lost its glory due to the over marketisation and the over popularity of cricket, football, tennis and badminton.
Importance of Traditional Sports in India
India is a country that has produced a number of interesting sports since the ancient period and the Indian traditional sports have become popular in the international arena, as well.
Working of Indian Associations
There are several associations working for the management of Indian traditional sports and the associations can be classified in many ways. There are national associations for most of the Indian traditional sports and the national bodies are working in collaboration with the state or district level associations for the well being of their respective sports.
Governments Attitude towards Traditional Sports of India
There are most of the national associations that are working for the management of Indian traditional sports are affiliated to the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India. The associations get various kinds of help like financial, administrative or infrastructural, from the Indian government. The associations also establish several other governing bodies at the district and state level so that they can manage the sport in the remotest areas. All the national, state and district associations organise various tournaments and conduct training programmes to bring up new talents from the grass route level.
Traditional Sports in India and its Governing Body
Most of the Indian traditional sports have their own associations that are working for The management. Some of the notable traditional sports associations include the All India Karate Do Federation, the Kho-Kho Federation of India, the Malkhamb Federation of India, the Sepak Takraw Federation of India, the Volleyball
Federation of India, the TenniKoit Federation of India, the Gymnastic Federation of India, the Wushu Association of India, the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India, the Kayaking & Canoeing Association of India, the Judo Federation of India, the Equestrian Federation of India, etc.
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