Hockey not India’s national game: Sports Ministry

Last Updated: Aug 03, 2012, 15:33 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

New Delhi: A reply to a RTI query by a class VII student revealed that India has no national game. Hockey was widely considered as the national game of the country but according to the ministry it has not given any particular sport the ‘National Sport’ status.

The RTI query was filed by Aishwarya Parashar at the Prime Minister’s Office in May this year. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, in its reply, said the ministry has not declared any sport the national game.

“It is a bitter truth that the country has no national game,” she was quoted as saying by a newspaper.