GATKA FEDERATION OF INDIA
Traditional martial art, Gatka, is an Indian art of self-defence that was introduced to India around 4 thousand years ago by the Aryans and is the mother of all martial arts. Gatka is generally at public display during religious processions but Punjab Gatka Association (PGA) and Gatka Federation of India (GFI) has taken bold initiatives to implement this martial art as a sport in the country. It's a humble effort to revive this forgotten and dying art having a historical significance.
The Gatka Federation of India, a registered sports apex body, is managing, standardizing, promoting and reviving Gatka as a game in India that was in vogue for self-defence since times immemorial. Punjab Gatka Association has been organising Virsa Sambhal Gatka competitions in Punjab to perpetuate the rich legacy of age-old martial art Gatka amongst the future generations on one hand and to revive this dying art on the other. In order to preserve, promote and showcase the rare Sikh martial art at national and international level, Gatka Federation of India and Punjab Gatka Association is producing a documentary film on Gatka. Besides this, Gatka Federation of India and Punjab Gatka Association has made a lot of achievements in promotion of Gatka sport and these can be viewed on this site.
Upcoming News and Events
1. The Punjab Gatka Association will organise its first Veteran Gatka Open Championship-2012 at Jalandhar during the month of October 2012.
2. The Gatka Federation of India will organise its first national Women Gatka Open Championship-2012 at New Delhi/Nanded Sahib during the month of August 2012.
3. The Asian Gatka Federation and Gatka Federation of India are planning to organize a spectacular first Asian Gatka Cup-2012 during the month of September at Dubai.
4. Department of School Education, Punjab will organize its forth Punjab State Inter-District Gatka Tournament and first National Inter-State Gatka Tournament during National School Games.
5. Punjabi University Patiala will host second All India Inter-University Gatka (Men & Women) Tournament-2012