Traditional martial art, Gatka, is an Indian Art of self-defence, introduced to India around 4 thousand years ago by the Aryans and is the mother of all martial arts. It is generally at public display during religious processions but Chandigarh Gatka Association (CGA) 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 CGA and GFI, both sports bodies, are managing, standardizing, promoting and reviving Gatka as a game in India that was in vogue for self-defence since times immemorial. CGA has planned to organise Virsa Sambhal Gatka competitions 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 & international level, GFI & CGA is producing a documentary film on Gatka