World Heritage Day is observed every year on April 18 to preserve the human heritage and recognize the efforts of the organizations working for it.
The day is celebrated to maintain the legacy and save the rich heritage which has been given to us by our ancestors.
World Kabaddi sees the correlation between the age old sport of kabaddi and the World Heritage Day celebrations.
Kabaddi is said to have been invented close to 5,000 years ago and is currently played in more than 50 countries around the world.
What better way than to celebrate this great event by showcasing this sport at world heritage locations around the world.
Today we feature the game being played in front of the iconic Great Pyramid (also known as the Pyramid of Cheops or Khufu in Cairo.
The Giza Pyramid Complex, also called the Giza Necropolis, is the site on the Giza Plateau in Greater Cairo in Egypt that includes the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure, along with their associated pyramid complexes and the Great Sphinx of Giza. All were built during the Fourt Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt (2580 – c. 2560 BCE). The site also includes several cemeteries and the remains of a workers village.
The site is at the edges of the Western Desert, approximately 9 kilometres west of the Nile River in the city of Giza, and about 13 kilometres southwest of the city centre of Cairo.
The Great Pyramid and the Pyramid of Khafre are the largest pyramids built in ancient Egypt, and they have historically been common as emblems of Ancient Egypt. They were popularised in Hellenistic times, when the Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
It is by far the oldest of the Ancient Wonders and the only one still in existence.
Ironically the pyramids were built in Egypt, kabaddi was also being played in ancient India.
Thanks to the efforts of the Egyptian Kabaddi Federation, led by Dr Osama Said, we have the pleasure of seeing the traditional sport of kabaddi, a heritage sports, being exhibited in front of the world wonder in Cairo.
World Kabaddi members are encouraged take photos and videos at heritage locations in their own countries to celebrate the World Heritage Day.
Sent us the videos,pothographs and a brief about the location, and we will feature the same in our website and social media platform.
PLAY! PASSION! PRIDE!