Maharashtra State tags Dahi Handi an Adventure Sport
Addressing the winters sessions, sports ministers Vinod Tawde declared Dahi Handi to be considered as Adventure Sports, with this change, a panel will come up with new sets of rules and regulations. Along with new safety rules, 4 new sports complex will come to train participants.
“Celebrating the dahi handi festival with fervour has been a tradition in Maharashtra and we will continue to celebrate it in future as well, which is why we have decided to give it the status of an adventure sport,” education minister Vinod Tawde said.
Tawde said after he took over as minister, many social organisations and some politicians had approached him requesting special status for dahi handi. “We are setting up a committee comprising sports experts, who will frame rules. This will also eradicate mandals, with their untrained men and unscientific methods. Players can use pads, helmets and other sports safety equipment,” he said