Karbi Traditional Sports’ Association will be organising a workshop on traditional sports at Rangsina Sarpo Auditorium in Lorulangso locality of Diphu town on April 9. Karbi Traditional Sports’ Association (KTSA) is a newly constituted social organisation and this workshop will mark its opening anniversary.
For the Karbi community, traditional sports have always been an integral part of their lives. It is mingled with daily life activities, from hunting to fishing and farming, and it is that sporting sprit that dominates the Karbi way of life. But with time, the focus on these traditional sports have been reducing and a lot of the youth are not well versed with them. The workshop aims to change all that.
In the past, there have been attempts by social and cultural organisations of Karbi Anglong to preserve and propagate the traditional sports but this will be the first time that a scientific approach will be taken to safeguard the traditional sports of the Karbi community which have been prevailing for thousands of years.