Kabaddi has been great as a sport in India. The fan following has picked up even more after the advent of the Pro Kabaddi League. The best part of the sport is that it can be played in indoor stadiums and also the fans would be able to get a result in just forty minutes. Kabaddi is a very high octane and fast paced sport.
In this regard a development has taken place in the state of Tamil Nadu. Teenagers from Woraiyur have gone to the Trichy Corporation and have floated the idea of having a Kabaddi court in an unused space in their locality. They say that there are no proper playgrounds to play on in the city.
The youth said that want to setup a Kabaddi court to so that they could practise the sport easily, The unengaged space falls under zone five.The space is a large area of 5000 sq ft and is situated near Cholanparai road in Pandamangalam. The people living there have pulled in sums of money and set up floodlights at their own cost. They have also cleaned the space so that it could be used as a makeshift Kabaddi court.
The Locals also said that the Kabaddi court would help the teenagers take to the sport of Kabaddi. They also said that this would help prevent the misuse of the unutilised space. “Elected representatives and corporation can develop the vacant site as a kabaddi court to serve as a model project. If the site was left as a vacant space, it will not benefit anyone.
K Dharmarajan the treasurer of the all India Youth federation said. The corporators over there had a different story to tell. They said they had received an idea to develop the vacant space as a playground for locals.
“We have to study the site. Through a surveyor, we will confirm whether the site is reserved for open space,” a corporation official said. The ‘Namakku Naame’ public contributory scheme was to be used as a pivot to help the court take shape along with funding from the residents.
The locals however said that middle class people largely reside there and so they will not been able to ensure that any big financial contribution comes through.