Is hockey the ‘official’ national sport of India?

If we ask you what is the flower, animal and tree of India. Then you will answer Lotus, Tiger and Banyan tree respectively. But, when we will ask you what is the national sport of India then you will answer ‘Hockey’ as many of us are not aware of the fact that India does not has any National sport.

What is the National Sports of India? Surprising Facts about India!

Let us see how we have been taught wrong since our childhood about national sport of India and some facts about Mahatma Gandhi.

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Is hockey the national game of india?

Is hockey the national game of india? :So this revelation came to light in 2012 when a 10-year old girl named Aishwarya Parashar from standard VI of City Montessori school, Lucknow filed a Right to Information (RTI) request with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to get official declarations on the national anthem, sport, animal, bird, song and the country’s flower. That querry was forwarded to Ministry of youth affairs and sports by the PMO. In response to the RTI the ministry confirmed that it had not declared any sport or game as India’s national sports.

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who gave the order for printing Mahatma Gandhi’s image on currency notes?

She had filed three RTIs with the PMO. The first was about who gave the order for printing Mahatma Gandhi’s image on currency notes. In reply she got to know that “it was in 1993 following a meeting of the Reserve Bank of India”

who conferred the title of father of the nation to Mahatma Gandhi?

The subsequent RTI was asking “who conferred the title of father of the nation to Mahatma Gandhi”.
The RTI confounded the government. The query went to Ministery of Home affairs and to the National Archives of India from the PMO. They told her “the first reference to Mahatma Gandhi as father of nation goes back to when Subhash Chandra Bose referred to Gandhi thus in a radio address from Singapore in 1944, but the reply was ending with “there are no specific documents on the information”

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Reacting on this she told “that was really surprising because I never thought it was such a difficult question since even our history books taught us that Mahatma Gandhi was father of the nation”

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  • I appreciate your work.Thanks for letting me know this interesting fact.

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