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KHO KHO , ancient game of undivide INDIA, probably was derived from the different strategy and tactics of "Kurukshetra" war in Mahabharta. The chariot fight during the war and zigzag pathways followed by the retreating soldiers indicates the formation of Chain Play -Defense Skill in the game of KHO KHO. On the 11th day of the war, the Chief of Kaurav Army, Guru Dronacharya drew a typical strategic formation- CHAKRAVYUH(Circular formation) keeping Jayadratha at the main entrance with seven soldiers to draw in and kill the enemy. Veer Abhimanyu, the son of Arjuna, entered into the trap but could not get his way out and in the process got killed. He fought gallantly alone against seven soldiers. The method adopted by Abhimanyu resembles the idea of “Ring Play” – a Defense tactics in Kho Kho game.

KHO KHO based on natural principles of physical development, fosters a healthy combative spirit of term understanding.

In the year 1936, during the event of BERLIN OLYMPICS, one Kho Kho Team from Pune exhibited the salient features of the game of KhoKho at Berlin. Which was highly appreciated by Hitler.

Asian Kho Kho Federation (A.K.K.F.) was established in the year 1987 during 3rd SAF Games, held at Kolkota, India. The member country was India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Maldives.

Kho Kho made its entry into INTERNATIONAL SPORTS Arena via 1st ASIAN KHOKHO CHAMPIONSHIP held at Kolkata, India in 1996, organized by West Bengal KhoKho Association under  the auspices of KhoKho Federation of India and SIAN KhoKho Federation on “Tera Flex” Court at Netaji Subhash Indoor Stadium, Kolkota, West Bengal, India in a most beautiful manner. India and Bangladesh were Winner and Runnerup respectively. The participants were Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and host India.

2nd Asian KhoKho Championship was held in Bangladesh in the year 2000 at Mirapur Indoor Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh has strengthened the approach of the game KhoKho in the International Arena. India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Japan, Thailand and host Bangladesh were participants of the Championship.

Kho Kho is looking forward for a glorious entry in International Sports Arena very soon.

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