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Why Hocky is removed as national game of India?

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Why Hocky is removed as national game of India?
posted Apr 11, 2016 by Salil Agrawal

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There is no point of removal as it was never a official national game of India. It was in the early 30s and 40s when India was winning Gold Medals in Olympics and Hockey started quoting as the national game of India. Later, General Knowledge books started publishing the same as a fact. But in reality it was never announced that India has a national game at official level.

So answer is it was never a national game so no point of removing it.

answer Apr 12, 2016 by Tapesh Kulkarni
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The curiosity about national symbols drove Lucknow-based 10-year-old Aishwarya Parashar to file an RTI application to the Prime Minister's Office seeking certified copies of orders related to declaration of National anthem, song, sport, animal, bird, flower and symbol.
Her queries were transferred to the home ministry which forwarded the query related to National Sport to the ministry of youth affairs and sports.
In a reply, sports ministry under secretary Shiv Pratap Singh Tomar wrote in Hindi to Aishwarya that the ministry has not declared any sport or game to be the National Game.

answer Apr 12, 2016 by Vrije Mani Upadhyay
But my question was different.