‘Gilli Danda’ is an historical Indian sport. It’s believed to have originated over 2,500 years in the past. It’s vastly common within the rural areas. Moreover India, it is usually performed in lots of neighbouring international locations together with Nepal and Pakistan. The sport is now gaining recognition in different elements of the world as nicely.
Indians staying in UAE and Saudi Arabia are desirous to take this historical sport to the Center East. In line with media stories, Indians who’re dwelling in Dubai have positioned an order for over 100 ‘Gilli Danda’ units from Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh.
In line with a report in Hindi day by day Dainik Jagran which quoted Gilli Danda maker Premchand Nogia, a number of Mandsaur locals who’ve shifted to Dubai to satisfy their skilled wants had earlier taken units of Gilli Danda together with them. They’ve now positioned extra orders for Gilli Danda.
Nogia stated that folks from Dubai wished to put order for 1,000 units, however they couldn’t on account of coronavirus pandemic induced lockdown.
The sport of Gilli Danda is performed with two sticks — a big one known as a danda and the smaller one known as a gilli. The big stick is used to hit the smaller one. The sport bears many similarities to bat and ball video games similar to cricket and baseball.
Rajesh, one other Gilli Danda maker, stated that designing an ideal stick just isn’t a simple process. He stated that worth depends upon the standard of wooden utilized in making these sticks. He stated that a regular Gilli Danda set prices between Rs 25 and Rs 50. These made utilizing Sagwan wooden are priced at Rs 4000.
He stated that Mandsaur is known for Gilli Danda and sticks are transported in several elements of the nation.