Maharashtra declares ‘Dahi Handi’ an official sport

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said that the popular entertainment event of “Dahi Handi” would be officially recognised under the state’s sports category.

Shinde said Maharashtra would introduce the discipline “Pro Dahi Handi” and “Govindas” who participated in the tournament would get jobs under the sports quota in Maharashtras.

An insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh will also be provided for the Govindas.