5 Indian games from our childhood that are vanishing from the lives of children today

first_imgGames for children now-a-days are confined to the virtual world of video games.Also, because of the rapid infrastructural growth, there are only a few parks left for children to go out and play outdoor games.Playing outdoor games offers a healthy mental and physical status in a growing kid.They help to shape a better personality in kids, keep them in touch with nature and help them develop essential social skills.Here is a list of five forgotten childhood outdoor games of India: Gilli danda Gilli dandaa sport similar to cricket and baseball is one of the most popular outdoor games played in India.Gilli danda is a very popular Indian game, quite similar to baseball and cricketThis game is played with small piece of wood reduced and shaped at the edges known as ‘gilli’ and a long piece of wood known as ‘danda’The ‘gilli’ is used as a ball and ‘danda’ is used as a bat to hit the ‘gilli’The game is played by two teams of any number of playersOne of the team bats and hits the ‘gilli’ as far as possible and the fielding team has to catch the ‘gilli’ before it drops in the groundKho kho Kho kho is a traditional sport in India played between two teamsKho kho is a popular sport in India. It is played between two teams with 12 members, out whom only nine playIt is one of two most popular traditional games in India, kabaddi being the otherIt is played in a rectangular field of 36 by 18 meters in length and widthEight members sit on the mid lane, facing alternate directions and the ninth member is an active chaserThis game lasts not more than 37 minutesHide-n-seekadvertisement Hide-n-seek is known as chuppan chuppai in India.Hide-n-seek known as “chuppam chappai” in India are played by the kidsIn this game, the players hide themselves and one of the players finds the other membersThe chosen players close their eyes and count till 10, 50 or 100 and then try to catch the hidden playersKabaddi Kabaddi is a popular sport played between two teamsKabaddi is a famous Indian game played between two teams of seven playersOne player of each team alternatively run into the opposite teams court and try to tag as many people as possible while chanting “kabaddi-kabaddi”If the player tags the players of opposite team and touches the midline without losing breath, his team wins points and the tagged players are out of the gameIf the players of the opposite team catch the player and succeed in holding him in their court till he loses his breath, the raider gets out and the defending team wins pointsThis game is very popular in South African countries, Iran and PakistanLangdi Langdi a game originated from Maharashtra, IndiaLangdi is a very famous sport in the Maharastra. It is played between two teams with 12 players on each sideThe match lasts for about 36 minutes. It is played in four innings of nine minutes eachThe team that wins the toss defends and the other team chasesA chaser tries to tag the members of defending team while hopping on one footThe team that tags the most number of defending players winsAlso read: Indian sports that made a global mark: Did you know these games started in India? read: Union minister inaugurates the Global Cooling Prize Innovation summit: Know all about the competitionread: Scientists find brain region controlling disappointment, figure out why some people only see negatives in life Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img

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