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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, called upon the youth to come up with innovations in indigenous sports even as he stated that these are gaining popularity across the world.
In the Mann Ki Baat programme today, Modi stated that many indigenous sports like our Spirituality, Yoga, and Ayurveda have attracted a lot of attention from countries across the globe.
Referring to Mallakhambh, a traditional sport, the prime minister said this sport is gaining attention in America, and a large number of American youth are joining and learning Mallakhamb.
Modi also said Mallakhambh is becoming popular in around 20 other countries like Germany, Poland and Malaysia.
"Ancient India had many such sports which would bring about extraordinary growth within oneself," Modi said adding that they give new dimensions to mind and body balance.