SMRI legacy in promoting heritage games
Central Government’s decision to include 75 traditional games in Khelo India project is an excellent boost for the growth of our many neglected traditional games. Our sports administrators or governments, and even people were not keen on the importance of our traditional (indigenous) games. When we focused on the Olympic games we forgot our traditional games and it became a ritual to play during some festivals like Onam. Sports & Management Research Institute (SMRI) started promoting our traditional games with the objective of taking Indian games to the world. The realization of the fact that once the sports like cricket and golf were the indigenous games of Europe and became international sports.
SMRI calls the traditional games HERITAGE GAMES to give more importance to these games. We are happy that the traditional games are getting more attention and remembering our efforts to take it to the next level.