New Delhi, Sep 30: Sports and games have been an integral part of people’s life in India since time immemorial. History is full of incidents where we have witnessed people indulging into sports for recreation and keeping themselves physically and mentally fit. Several traditional sports are still popular amongst kids in the urban and rural areas but they are restricted mainly to the households or neighbourhoods. With the introduction and advent of video games and smartphones, kids have forgotten those traditional sports which were popular in India, say a couple of decades back. While some traditional sports are still being played mostly in rural areas. There are a few which have been long forgotten in this rapidly changing and evolving world. Here are a few traditional sports that Indians still play: Gilli Danda: Much before cricket was introduced in the sub-continent, Indians used to play this traditional sport. It is thought to be being played in the sub-continent for the 2500 years. ‘Gilli Danda’ as the name suggests requires a long wooden stick called ‘Danda’ and a smaller oval-shaped wooden piece called ‘Gilli’. The player needs to hit the Gilli at the raised end, which flips in the air and… Read full this story
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