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Woodbury World School (2019 CyberFair Project ID 8445)
India, Mukerian
Official Status: Final Project: Ready for Judging
Category: 4. Local Specialties

We estimate 18 student(s) from 12 to 15 will work on this entry.

Description of Our Community: Mukerian city has a population of around 30000 people.Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%.This town is abode of peace-loving people in district Hoshiarpur in Punjab state in India. National capital Ne Delhi is situated nearly 450 kms in north direction. The Majority of the population is employed in agriculture Punjab. The peace loving and god-loving population here in Mukerian mainly follow the teachings of Hindu and Sikh religious faiths.

Project Description: The project is about "Gatka".This is one famous martial art of India.The art transcends from bare handed combat to using various weapons.The Sikh fighters also called Nihangs have a long history of performing Gatka. They’re famous for their high turbans and their extensive use of the war-quoit.The Nihangs have passed down this Sikh Martial art, through generations, since the sixth Sikh Guru Hargobind Ji. The tenth Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji was known as the greatest master of weaponry of his time. The Sikhs successfully used this weaponry art in the 16th - 17th centuries for their protection against Mogul aggressions. The modern-day Gatka was developed in the 19th century.Gatka was standardized as a sport and rules were drafted since 1936.

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