national game

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking to declare Hockey as India's national game. 

The PIL was moved by advocate Vishal Tiwari who argued that till now hockey has not been officially declared as the "national sport".

The petitioner questioned that if India can have a national animal why not national sports. However, the advocate withdrew his PIL after the Bench, comprising Justices UU Lalit, S Ravindra Bhat and Bela Trivedi, told the advocate to either withdraw his PIL or it would be dismissed. 

Feb 14, 2020 16:02
NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry has confirmed that the Centre has not declared any sport as the 'national game' of the country. The ministry said this in response to an RTI query filed by a school teacher from Dhule district of north Maharashtra, PTI reports. The commonly held perception is that hockey is the national sport of India.