Sports in India refer to a wide variety of games played in india, ranging from tribal games to mainstream sports. India’s diversity of culture and people is reflected in its large sporting disciplines.In olden times, sports wasn’t considered to be a proper career option India. Sports were restricted to pass time and,to what we call ‘child’s play’. But as time passed, the importance and opportunities of sports came into light.Nowadays, parents are giving full support to their kids if they wish to become sports persons. Schools are making in sue that if students are engaged in sports then their studies are not compromised. Indian government is helping you sportsmen/sportswomen to rise and become successful. Also, India has proved and established itself in the sports field, in various national and international platforms.
Talking of sports and India, everyone must know that India has been the breeding ground for many of the internationally recognized games and sports.~ Kho-Kho is one of the most traditional sports of India. Historians believe that in olden times, kho-kho was played on chariots and was called ‘Rathera’.~ Kabaddi is said to be a 4000 year to sport originated in Tamil Nadu. It regained recognition after the advent of Pro Kabaddi League.~ Badminton was originally called ‘poona’ in India. British officers liked and learned the game, thereby officially declaring it as badminton.~ Chess is not a physical game, but it needs a lot of mental activity. In ancient times, chess was called Ashtapad, Chaturang and then Shatranj. Even today, India leads the game of chess in the world.~ Judo-Karate is often believed to be Japanese Sports, which is partially true. In fact, these martial arts have been originated in India, and later spread to Asian countries by Buddhist monks.~ Polo is believed to have originated in Manipur, and you will be surprised to know that in ancient India, monarchs played polo on elephants.~ Ludo was first played in the 6th century and was called ‘pachisi’, evolved from ‘chausar’, which was depicted in Mahabharat. England later patented it as ‘ludo’ in 1896.