UN & India on Traditional Sports Development
"Safeguarding and promoting Traditional Sports and Games (TSG) as sports practices and intangible cultural heritage is a key challenge for the future development of sport and societies. TSG also enhance intercultural dialogue and peace, reinforce youth empowerment and promote ethical sport practices The celebration of indigenous and traditional forms of sports and games, which derive from the roots of many different communities, is a growing feature of contemporary culture. World Sport Encyclopedia, Kiochiro Matsuura, UNESCO Director-General, 2003"Dr. Mohammed Seraj ANSARI President, International Non-Olympic Committee (INOC)
The INOC proclaimed 14th April as the International Day of Silambam.
Silambam is a Mother of All Martial Arts developed in the Tamilnadu, India. International Non-Olympic Committee (INOC) had taken foot step to develop traditional sport. In the year 2019, INOC declared Silambam as Non-Olympic Sports and formed separate commission as International Silambam Committee (ISC). ISC was inaugurated and hosted first International Silambam Committee (ISC) International meeting & referee seminar were held in Madurai, Tamilnadu, India. The primary objective of which was to lay the foundation for the future of Silambam. National Silambam Federations recognized by their National Non-Olympic Committees and Highest government sport bodies and thus ISC became the most important world governing body for Silambam.
Dr.Thiyagu Nagaraj Active Member
UNION OF INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
United Nation Supported Organization
After several years of worldwide growth, numerous struggles to upfront traditional sport. Now International Non-Olympic Committee (INOC) had taken foot step to develop traditional sport. In the year 2019, INOC declared “Silambam” as Non-Olympic Sports and formed separate commission as International Silambam Committee (ISC).