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Should INDIA Change Its National Game?


  • Indian national game should be cricket because it has just become cramming line that our national game is hockey. No-one in our country knows names of hockey players and about match schedules. Change is requirement of today. If we do not change we cannot make progress.
  • National game should be choice of nation; that is cricket.
  • If hockey is not able to create any sensation among youngsters than; it's weakness of game.


  • Cricket is religion in India and none of sports is as famous as cricket in India. Other sports like hockey should be encouraged. If we change national game than it may further impact performance of hockey players.
  • No today we change national game, tomorrow national anthem, then pledge and it will go on this is not the point.
  • I donít think we should change national game just because we lost some matches or not many know names of hockey players.
  • Just because present hockey team is not performing like what it used to, we should not conclude that their days are gone , instead government should pay attention and provide them proper facilities to regain their position
  • Games are for fun and I think hockey is also a lot of fun, as is cricket.
  • Game doesnít bring sensation. Media and people make the game popular. For a fact India is having 1/6th of world's population and only one game is popular. Whereas is in other countries like china, USA, Russia all games have equal importance and popularity.
  • In countries like USA, Russia, china cricket is not popular so if someday cricket becomes unpopular in India u will again ask for some other game as national game.


  • National game is related with identity of nation it can't be change.
  • If we are feeling patriotic on this issue we should move forward and try to make hockey popular .Businessmen can sponsor it. Common can watch it and motivate their children to join hockey and government can facilitate the players.
  • India must perform best in its national game.

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Added by: Debashish Tripathy


Hello every one i am Debashish per my point of view cricket is the bst nd well popular game ....and many people are love it....espeacially they r creazy for cricket .....but bec of this we cant change the national game....bec national game is identity of our nation india ....its since from 1924 ....and its true that many peoples are dont know

Date: 2015-09-30 17:22:41

Added by: Aishwarya

Point: Well, its not just a thing of National game that Hockey is but its we, i.e., the citizens of India who love cricket.... all of our country is having a craze for cricket me too... we need to encourage Hockey players... I would request all the citizens of India 2 support Hockey the same way they support cricket

Date: 2015-07-24 08:28:21

Added by: Shrikant Patil

Point: hi I am Shrikant. This is the best issue for G.D.I think we should not change our national game. it is the identity of nation. media and goverment should increase hockey and it must make popular.

Date: 2015-01-19 17:22:15

Added by: vedant tajane

Point: we should not change because after some year discussion government choose that it ahoud be our game.

Date: 2014-11-30 09:40:29

Added by: Nilima M.kale

Point: ya i am also in against of this topic that their is no need to change our national game............actually their is a need to spend less money on cricketers and use that money on poor person...........

Date: 2014-09-15 22:15:11

Added by: DIKSHA JHA

Point: i think that INDIA should not change its national game. instead of changing it, its better for our government that they give more focus to fulfill the facility of the game as well as of the players... so that they can grow more in future...n win more medals for INDIA...

Date: 2014-09-12 23:15:36

Added by: Prashant Gaurav

Point: Hockey must be given equal importance as cricket

Date: 2014-08-26 21:23:21

Added by: sandhya pithani

Point: iam sandhya my point of view we should not change our national game because it is our identity we won many gold medals ........present the people are thinking about cricket .....ofcourse present it is in leading...if we won the match!the players were well played .... but when we lost the game the people were going to change their opinion .......well the matter is that leading is not the matter once we were very well performed in hockey .......dont forgot about the old.......old is gold .......its mainly depend on encouragement encouragement leads to success

Date: 2014-07-17 18:46:00

Added by: Rizwan Ali

Point: According to me, cricket is most successful game in India. Every youngsters like this game because it is very popular game in India. Nobody no any known players name of hockey.but cricket player name is know every one.

Date: 2014-07-08 23:51:07

Added by: Sufiyan

Point: As i think.....that hockey is also a good game....but it is not popularised as is cricket....we have to encourage hock game aloso

Date: 2014-05-15 11:03:56

Added by: pankaj bisht

Point: i think hockey is our national game so we shouldn,t change it,.even we motivate to others.,childreen and play hockey its also interesting of others game.why we only play cricket nd oters game ., i think we should play hocky,.

Date: 2014-05-15 05:05:35

Added by: meenakshi

Point: Ys its true that we should not change our national game because if there z any thng not going well thn its not a mean that we changed that but we hv to wrk on thm ...

Date: 2014-05-03 02:38:03

Added by: neha

Point: I dont understand by the people are comparing hockey and cricket..the question was National game should be changed or not..and the game can be any.

Date: 2014-03-14 12:34:56

Added by: Shubham sahu

Point: In my opinion ...our national game should nt be change.....

Date: 2014-03-06 10:07:54

Added by: nandhini

Point: everybody should take interest in hockey as cricket.then it also become popular.

Date: 2014-02-11 08:00:03

Added by: RAJESH

Point: Every one said now a days cricket only give maximum victory compare to hockey.winning its nothing matter in the game,. india continuously won kabadi world cup.why not its can take our national game. maximum people who support and like the game thats only the is one of the best game in our national. but it not replace place of our nation game.

Date: 2014-01-23 05:29:46

Added by: shubhangi

Point: As we all know that, hockey is the national game of our country.Its our unique identity.Hockey is invented in india.World knows india by hockey .Before cricket becomes so popular,the only sport was hockey..we were hockey champion in is not so played...and younger are more attrackted towards cricket.But if goverment can give more facilities to hockey they give to cricketers...we can be regain our prestige..and there is no need to change our national sports

Date: 2014-01-13 10:38:23

Added by: Nishandini

Point: Instead of changinig the national game of our country first we should change the mindset of our people and the government.Do u think we dont have ability?if it is true means ,then we might have not won the total of 11 medals in the olymics history which includes the successive 6 gold the ability is there but the methods to exhibit our ability is lacking nowadays.we must encourage the hockey so that India can once again shine in the hockey.....

Date: 2013-12-21 01:04:11

Added by: lekshmi

Point: many people are famous by playing cricket in our country like sachin tendulkar, M.S.Dhoni etc.

Date: 2013-10-28 09:34:00



Date: 2013-10-22 05:32:42

Added by: avdesh sikarwar

Point: my point of view hockey is very good national game compare to cricket b/c the reson is cricket is more time are taken as compare to hockey

Date: 2013-10-21 13:51:34

Added by: sheen

Point: my point of view is saying hockey should remain as a national game. it is right to say that hockey do not puting ther attention in between people.but it does not mean we change our national game.this shows the poor governent strategies they should come with effective planning and and promate in such a way which will generate attention.

Date: 2013-09-06 09:14:58

Added by: Roobal

Point: We had adopted western culture in every field.Why we can't change our national and traditional game hockey.

Date: 2013-06-25 09:10:05

Added by: sanket

Point: indian national gameshould be cricket because ithas just become the cramingline that our national game ishockey. no-one knows thename of their players andabout their match schedulesexcept few one. change isthe requirement of today. ifwe do not change anythingwe can not progress.TheNational game should be thechoice of the nation which iscricket.if Hockey is not ableto create any sensationamong the youths then itsnot our fault. It's theweakness of the game

Date: 2013-06-20 09:09:51

Added by: jyotsnendu sarkar

Point: In my point of view we should not change our national game i.e HOCKEY. moreover we should encourage and innovate the game and all the HOCKEY PLAYERS for the benefit of our nation.we just forget the word ''CHANGE'' Regarding the matter of our any NATIONAL TRADITIONAL Items .otherwise the day is not so far when we may change our existence also.

Date: 2013-06-12 04:34:23

Added by: mohit mahajan

Point: I strongly believe that Hockey should stay our national game.Cricket is being played in India since the time of Britishers and infact it is the national game of England. Thus if make it our national game it will only show that we are under the influence of britishers

Date: 2013-06-10 11:14:06

Added by: satish mittal

Point: againsti think that the indian govt should first focus on the hockey .. every youngster of india know about bcci but nobody knows about hockey federation ..according to me its only the govt who can first make a change than only the common people boosts up

Date: 2013-03-21 00:37:40

Added by: pushpendra

Point: It is good topics..India should not change national game.

Date: 2013-03-01 05:43:18

Added by: Nikhil Belokar

Point: i thing in india most of the people are intrested in wathing only the cricket not hockey because indian govt didn't concentrate on the hockey

Date: 2013-02-03 23:21:32

Added by: anjali

Point: INDIA should not change their national game but they sholud lay more stress on the popularity of hockey and the govt sholud also spend some money on the advertisement of Hockey .No doubt ,Cricket is popular the onlty reason behind this is that the money spent on it.So, instead of changing it, the country people should lay emphasis on its imporatnce and govt.too...........

Date: 2012-10-23 02:03:40

Added by: Deepali Sharma

Point: The popularity of anything depends upon our interest. If we take interest nd motivate our children to participate in Hockey, this game can also reach to its peak like cricket. So, leaving nything as it is going worse we can put our effort and make it better. Hence our national game shud nt be changed in any of the case.Think positive....

Date: 2012-09-16 10:47:35

Added by: Rahul sakharwade

Point: basically, we all know that hockey is our national game, so we can just make it popular and also provide extra facilities which other games were provided with , ITS UPTO U THAT HOW U RETAIN UR STANDARD AND THE GAME....... THANKU

Date: 2012-09-04 21:17:21

Added by: priyal maheshwari

Point: India should not change its national game evn though how 1 can thnk to change it. India is our own country nd if there is any issue which shows india to change the way then it should be neglected...jst becs why we r living here to make us proud to be give more nd more valute to the game hockey so that 1 shld know tht ths is our national game nd cn be proud of it. so dnt change the national game bt do chane the thinking related to that game..

Date: 2012-08-21 22:51:42

Added by: sangeeta

Point: hi .....i m sangeeta....i think India must not change its national game.....government should increase the facilities for hockey....and the game must be promoted by both government

Date: 2012-08-10 07:59:17

Added by: Sarita

Point: Hlooo frds , i am sarita per ma point of view india need to workhard in its national game....if we are contiously getting failed in game it doesnt mean dat india must change its game.....the govt should encourage and motivate towards hockey

Date: 2012-07-30 06:50:01

Added by: gd

Point: indian national game should be cricket because it has just become the craming line that our national game is hockey. no-one knows the name of their players and about their match schedules except few one. change is the requirement of today. if we do not change anything we can not progress.The National game should be the choice of the nation which is cricket.if Hockey is not able to create any sensation among the youths then its not our fault. It's the weakness of the game.

Date: 2012-07-26 08:53:22

Added by: mohini

Point: national game should not be changed bcoz it gives the unique identity to that nationand it doesn't mean that other game is better in other countries is become better in india

Date: 2012-07-26 06:56:49

Added by: mohini

Point: national game should not be changed bcoz it gives the unique identity to that nationand it doesn't mean that other game is better in other countries is become better in india

Date: 2012-07-26 06:56:47

Added by: yuganya

Point: in india cricket is given more importance among other games by the people,as the same manner hockey should also be given that much importance.childrens should be motivated by the parents to watch our national should be telecasted in all the sports channel so that it will be popularised.

Date: 2012-07-07 01:10:04

Added by: chinmay pareek

Point: To increase the craze of hockey in india,it should be played in school also.Actually childhood decides the interest in sports for a kid,so if he will play the hockey that will also create the sensation in the kid for this game like we do it handing over a bat into his hand in his childhood.

Date: 2012-05-29 11:23:54

Added by: Akrati

Point: Cricket is celebrated as a festival in India because of the impact of media. Every channel or can say every newspaper displays a content only related to cricket. Every individual tries to associate himself or herself with cricket in one way or the other. There is no need to question on our national game. All that is required is to promote hockey as we go for cricket. I guess Chak De India is a good example to depict n talk about the current hockey condition.

Date: 2012-04-03 23:42:44

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Point: Nursery children also can play cricket , Many of children can play cricket and each have the same strength, But coming to hockey no one knows it how to play

Date: 2012-03-28 12:09:18

Added by: jordan

Point: its media which makes the game popular .Each country is having phase in their respective games like in 1996-2000 cricket was having bad phase.simillarly right now hockey is in bad it doesn't mean that we should change our national game.

Date: 2012-03-24 13:12:11

Added by: Dharmendra Thakur

Point: i think we shouldn't change our national game, game is game,,we have to change the perspective of seeing game. basically we see game for fun, and every game have a fun , either it is cricket or hockey.but the main problem related to our national game is lack of awareness and lack of government support, as well as our support. if we support our national game and updated ourself about the all events of hockey matches and go for to encourage players....then this game will also become popukar as cricket

Date: 2012-03-23 21:51:25

Added by: Neha Agrawal.

Point: In India allmost peope are crazy for cricket.In IPL people are keen to watch cricket. so India national game should be cricket.

Date: 2012-03-15 03:27:31

Added by: Neha Agrawal.

Point: In India allmost peope are crazy for cricket.In IPL people are keen to watch cricket. so India national game should be cricket.

Date: 2012-03-15 03:26:22

Added by: Rohit Mahadik

Point: Cricket is the most popular sport in india and in every age group, people know its history. People are aware of every side, phase of Cricket. Why not make it a National Sport. No other sport earns makes that amount of money which cricket and cricketers make. India's national sport should be changed from hockey which is in despair to Cricket.

Date: 2012-02-25 13:40:25

Added by: hbk

Point: cricket in india came through bitain,that was result of colonial compulsion,as we know all common wealth nations play this being a sovereign country we must not give it a national game status,and in place of treating it as a religion we should promote the our game hockey and once again we should take it to the height of excellence.

Date: 2012-02-25 02:26:30

Added by: cutiekOuRtNeY

Point: No, rather much of the attention which is being stalled on cricket only should be broadcast over all other sports. And some things like basket ball, base ball, squash, etc need a huge push of upliftment!!!!

Date: 2012-02-16 11:05:57

Added by: vaibhavsaxena

Point: according to the present situation of the hockey in india .we all are guilty becoz many people donot know about the hockey game ,about hockey players name. And criteria to play this game . We had lack of knowledge about hockey. So aware about our national game we did not forgot that major Dhyaan chand was the famous personality in india who was a great and fabulas player of hocky .

Date: 2012-02-16 02:48:48

Added by: Rajiv

Point: Hockey is played by 150 countries in the world. Cricket is played by only few nations. So being top in cricket does not mean top in the world. Govt, media n people should encourage hockey. Then only we can be top five in world hockey. See hockey n football r equally popular in germany n holland.

Date: 2012-01-24 23:14:31

Added by: Rajat

Point: Performing not good in hockey does not mean we change it our national game, We should analyse it where is fault, and what is the remedy behind it. Thanks

Date: 2012-01-02 12:58:12

Added by: ishan

Point: point-come one we know that cricket is religion in india,but we cant change the national sport.People are not interested in hockey because govt is not concerned at all.It is not investing a proper amount of funds.All the state govts are intersted to build cricket stadiums rather than other sports venues.And also our great MEDIA,it always emphasize over the cricket.

Date: 2011-12-31 16:52:14

Added by: pranav sharma

Point: in India the gov. should focus on our national game that is hockey because of that the gov. not give facilities as cricketer got if they get than may be the performance of player would become better and it increase the courage in youth so it should not change it other countries their national game become popular and make courage just because of the govt. and sponsors give full support to their players.

Date: 2011-12-26 17:45:07

Added by: kumar Bighnesh

Point: India has lots of language but why every person like englis .which type s of work Our government do than my language hindi devlap just like english .

Date: 2011-12-09 13:45:47

Added by: kumar Bighnesh

Point: India has lots of language but why every person like englis .which type s of work Our government do than my language hindi devlap just like english .

Date: 2011-12-09 13:44:53

Added by: alok kumar

Point: yeah,hockey is our national game,india is a cricket frnzy ,cricket crazy nation,we all love cricket,the moral is we r more aware of cricket and media bringing the popularity by giving his best coverage,,,,but in hockey, the effect is less.attention is less and the indian hockey board is more responsible,,,,,,that is getting the TRP DOWN,,,,,,,MORE INTROSPECTION AND MORE HEED NEED.......

Date: 2011-11-29 23:07:12

Added by: alok kumar

Point: yeah,hockey is our national game,india is a cricket frnzy ,cricket crazy nation,we all love cricket,the moral is we r more aware of cricket and media bringing the popularity by giving his best coverage,,,,but in hockey, the effect is less.attention is less and the indian hockey board is more responsible,,,,,,that is getting the TRP DOWN,,,,,,,MORE INTROSPECTION AND MORE HEED NEED.......

Date: 2011-11-29 23:06:07

Added by: mukesh kumar saxena

Point: i think abt this topic that its really pure rubbish thing that if cricket is going to more earning and popular day by day so thats mean we can change our national its not right for hockey as well as others game ..if suppose after some time cricket would not be good than we need to change re again our national game...we need to improve our hockey condition aa well as others game condition by which these games can earn good condition and earn name,fame in india....

Date: 2011-11-10 23:32:03

Added by: bhramit kumar agarwal

Point: hockey is that game which shows india on world map.first time in i936 when india team won gold medal in berlin olympics then peoples comes to know about dont forget that thing which bring glory to our today hockey is not performed instead of encouraged it we take its national status.

Date: 2011-08-20 13:41:11

Added by: shrinath

Point: when there is no inputs we can't have any output..the problem we are facing with our national game is that there is not much importance given to development of basic infrastructures and facilities..changing national game is not an option when the game is in danger..we have many other countries doing well in many sports..reason being that they are getting promoted..that is what even we need to do..focus should be at improving the basic infrastructure and promote our national game..

Date: 2011-07-22 23:45:38

Added by: Anjana Priya

Point: I do really think that our national game should not be changed. Einstein said "The first and second world war was fought with guns, I do not know with what the third world war will be fought with, but i assure you that the fourth will be fought with sticks and stones!" Old is Gold.So hockey will rise again with a little much more determination in our players and efforts and also patriotism it will soon come back

Date: 2011-07-16 21:52:11

Added by: S.Meenakshi sundareswari

Point: Government should take the action to provide priority nd required facility to promote hockey as cricket now a day.Our national game shouldn't b changed.

Date: 2011-07-01 15:47:55

Added by: anuj bhaduka

Point: if a nations national things changed basis on popularity than we shud add amitabh bachans picture replace on gandhi ji on indian currancy.

Date: 2011-06-25 11:57:59

Added by: Nikita Chawda

Point: It is a symbol of our nationality. so why we are forgetting it. it is our national game and should be the national one.

Date: 2011-06-23 21:29:31

Added by: gaurav sachdeva

Point: yes i want to change because no one sees the i hate hockey and i lovee cricket

Date: 2011-05-24 21:50:51

Added by: daljit sehaj

Point: national game which once has been set should not be changed
because it is a kind of the shame to the nation. nation shoud take initiative to promote the game.
one more thing not only the nation we the aam aadmi should also promote it in our day to day schedule.

Date: 2011-01-07 09:08:58

Added by: Prince Kumar Singh

Point: yeah...just because India is not performing well...we cant change the National game, bt Govt. should concentrate more on their training, they should provide them facilities, nd the most important point. Govt should pay the players so that they can play with the perfect mind...nd they can come back like they were in their past....instead of putting them down we should welcome them....

Date: 2010-10-07 22:35:09

Added by: tufananand

Point: Cricket is known as the religion of India.It does not mean that other game should be push back .Hockey is the national game of india .We can make the hockey more popular than cricket as same as in other country other games are popular.

Date: 2010-10-05 02:16:10

Added by: P K MAHATO

Point: There should be IHPL(Indian Hockey Premiar leage) like IPL in India.MNC should sponser them.
In this way we can generate a evaluation 4 hockey.

Date: 2010-09-30 13:13:58

Added by: priyanka vyas

Point: The national game of India should be changed becoz very less people in India are interested in watching Hockey, the reason behind this is the match isn't so interactive like IPL in cricket match, and very few people has knowledge about its scheduling and some people don't know even the rules in hockey so it should be changed to Cricket, becoz almost all people in India are interested in watching the cricket match and cheering their team.

Date: 2010-06-15 00:52:21

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