Tribal children of Abujhmad to perform ‘Malkhamb’ in Japan

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Feb 2019 14:49:28


The Hitavada State Bureau,


Abujhmad once unknown place to the world is now set to carve niche for itself on the world map as 6 tribal children will demonstrate their Malkhamb skill in Japan Olympic ceremony. Malkhamb is one of the oldest games of India. This game helps in mental as well as physical development. In ancient times, kings used to practice Malkhamb.

Since 2016, its training is being imparted free of cost in Ramkrishna Mission, Potacabin Narayanpur and Orchha. In 2016, STF jawan Manoj Prasad formed a Malkhamb team. The team has been securing 4th and 5th place consecutively in national games played in Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Goa and Satara. The number of boys in the team is 30.

Meanwhile, Rope Malkhamb was initiated in 2018 for girls. The team has already played three national games held in Delhi, Goa and Satara. Merely in two months training, the team secured 4th and 5th place in the game. The number of girls in the team is 12. Malkhamb has been included as national games in schools. In Asiad games also Malkhamb has been included. In 2019, Malkhamb World Championship is being organised in Mumbai, in which 22 countries will participate.

In Potacabin, boys from far off places like Kutul Parpa, Garpa and Konge are undergoing training. It’s surprising that the nature has gifted these children rare capacity and talent. Five children from the Potacabin will give demonstration in Tokyo in the opening ceremony of Olympic games. The boys have gone to Ahmedabad for the first round selection.

Collector Padum Singh Elma, CEO Ashok Choube, RP Mire, district Mission Coordinator, Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission district Narayanpur, Potacabin Devgaon Superintendent Rajesh Kumar Dhruv, Superintendent Yogeshwari Dhruv, Meena Kumari Vadde and others played pivotal role in the progress of these children.

Meanwhile, Ramesh Indolia, National President of Malkhamb Federation of Delhi said, seeing better demonstration of children from Potacabin Devgaon, Narayanpur, three boys and three girls have been selected for International Open Malkhamb Competition to be held in Tokyo in 2020. The two students Ravi Shankar and Bisnath from Ramkrishan Mission Vivekanand Vidyapeeth had recently performed well at national level.

Principal Swami Vyaptanand said that he had full confidence that these boys will bring laurels to the district and the state.  Meanwhile, coach Manoj Prasad said that he was veryhappy that Abujhmad children are earning a name not only in the country but oversees as well.