PLAY. PASSION. PRIDE. is the theme selected to celebrate World Kabaddi Day 2021.

The World Kabaddi Day is an initiative under World Kabaddi to promote the sport in all parts of the world, immaterial whether there is a registered kabaddi organisation in the said country or not. (The World Kabaddi Day Application Form is at the end of this post)

The selected date for World Kabaddi Day is March 24. The day was chosen to coincide with the formation of World Kabaddi on March 24, 2018.

The inaugural celebration in 2019 was a grand success with member nations conducting various kabaddi activities. The 202o event was more muted because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but World Kabaddi hopes that there would be a better celebrations in 2021.

The objective is for each country to conduct at least one kabaddi activity in the month of March, and with the culmination on the specific day. It will be a celebration of kabaddi around the world.

The event in each country should be designed to be a fun event that creates awareness and enthusiasm for kabaddi in the participating communities.

The event should be designed for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level.

With a focus on grassroots initiatives, it should inspire people to take up kabaddi competitively or socially.

Apart from member associations in each country, schools and other organisations should also be encouraged to organise kabaddi events of their own.


i. International Friendlies

ii. Competitions

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Senior Citizens

iii. Kabaddi demonstrations

iv. Exhibition matches(celebrities, other sports personalities, community leaders  etc)

v. Others


2019: One Vision, One Spirit, One Kabaddi

2020: Unity Through Diversity

2021: Play. Passion. Pride


To use the hashtags





in all postings of the event on social media.

All events to also post on the official World Kabaddi social media platforms.

All organisations or individuals are required to inform the World Kabaddi of the respective proposed event once it is finalized to be included in the World Kabaddi Day event calendar.

The target was to ensure to get at least 100 countries to be involved in this celebration of kabaddi for 2021.

Everyone is encouraged to get their friends and family around the world to assist in making this World Kabaddi Day a major success for the sport.

Please fill up the form below for us to include your event officially in our calendar of events.

Please give a short description of the event you are planning in conjunction with the World Kabaddi Day 2021.
Play! Passion! Pride!