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Essay, Paragraph or Speech on “Rural Games in India” Complete Essay, Speech for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Rural Games in India

India is a vibrant country with a varied culture. Rural sports have been a part of the culture for many decades. These games have been traditional in nature and the heart beat of any festival. Villages light up with gaiety and glee when young boys and girls participate in these rural games.

Some of the popular village sports are :

Tirinjen

One of the popular organized forms of work and entertainment for young girls is Tirinjen – where the girls spin and sing. Tirinjen is a kind of social club, which can be organized in any home, where place for spinning wheels and the girls is available for a day/night. The girls would sing and dance, would express their sorrow and happiness, pangs of separation and joy of meeting. The spinning wheel plays a significant role in the life of the women, as a companion, counselor in distress, friend and guide. An example of a song sung by a married girl during Tirinjen.

Teej or Teeans , which is celebrated in the month of Sawan (July), is also a source of entertainment for girls. Teej festival starts on the third day of Sawan and continues for about thirteen days. This is a period when rainy season is at its best, having said good bye to the scorching heat, people are out to enjoy the rains. It so the time for sowing. The whole atmosphere is relaxed and people have a sigh of relief. The girls celebrate it by having swings. One sees girls, even today, on the swings all over the villages during the rainy season. They have new clothes, special dishes to eat and special songs for the occasion. This festival has also made inroads into the urban society. A number of songs are sung during the occasion pertaining to various aspects of the social life.

 

Kikli

This is another game, basically for women. Two girls clasp their hands and move in circle. This was a game, which was played by two or four girls and multiple of two thereof. The song that they enjoy during this game is as follows…

Kikli kleer di,

Pag mere vir de,

Daupatta mere bhai da

Phitte mun jawai da

Gheeta Pathar

Some pebbles, stones or broken earthenware could be broken further into pieces and used for playing Gheeta Pather. This was a game, which did not involve running or jumping and was played sitting on the floor.

  

Khidu

The girls would sing along with Khidu (Ball), in fact these rhymes and game is suitable for the children: This was for the first round, there was the second and third till the end was reached by counting ten and singing the tenth song.

Kokla Chhapaki

This game is popular even today amongst the children. Both boys and girls play it. Children sit in a circles and a child who has cloth in hand goes around the circle-singing: It is a kind of warning for the children sitting in a circle not to look back. The cloth is then dropped at the back of a child. If it is discovered before the child who had placed it there had completed the round, the child who discovered the cloth would run after him and try to touch him with it till he sits in the place vacated by the one who had discovered the cloth.

Chicho Chich Ganerian

 This game is for both boys and girls. It is generally played by two teams and involves drawing as many vertical lines as possible.

Lukan Miti (Hide & Seek)

This was also played by both boys and girls and continues to this day. Two teams can also play this. One has to hide, the other has to seek but before doing it a call is given.

Guli Danda

This is basically a game for the boys and is the simplest version of modern cricket. It is played with a wooden stick and ‘gull’ (another small wooden piece pointed at both the ends.) Two teams divide themselves, one throws the guli and the other team uses the danda-(stick) to strike it. There are various other games that are played with Guli Danda

Kidi Kada Or Stapoo

This is a game played both by the girls and boys. It is still common amongst some of the children. This game is played with in small boundary (court), drawn on the ground and a piece of stone.

Ghaggar Phissi

 This is another game for the boys. One boy would bend and the other boys may be one or two or three get on top of him, if he could bear the weight, he would win. In case he could not bear the weight and fell, he would lose.

Kabbadi

This game is popular even today and is played now by both boys and girls. This was included in the Asian Gaines also and is popular all over south Asia. The game is played between two teams. A line is drawn between the two teams and each team would send a player across the line. If the player after crossing the line is able to touch a player of the opposite side and came back without being caught, the team doing so would win and a point was added to its score. This process by the player crossing the line has to be performed in a single breath. The team with higher score would be the winner.

RASA KHASHI (Tug Of War)

The men generally played this game. These days women also participate in the game which is played by two teams. A line is drawn between the two teams, each having one end of the rope in its hands. The team, which is able to drag the other team to its side, is the winning team.

Thus India still has a lot of variety in Rural Sports which enrich and enlighten the lives of the village folk.

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