New Delhi: National Geographic Channel is set to broadcast “Kabaddi: Khel India Ka”, an hour-long special that will examine the ancient sport’s historical and cultural significance, as well as highlight the journey of the sport from local playgrounds to international arenas. It will explain the science that goes behind preparing the athletes to endure this highly demanding sport. The documentary will also go behind the scenes to decode the technology and innovations that have helped the sport to not only become more attractive, but also capture the nation’s imagination.
It will also present the inspiring journey of the sportsmen — showcasing their undying passion even in the face of difficult challenges, as well as their eventual success. “Kabaddi: Khel India Ka” will also feature Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Charu Sharma and other celebrities who have been associated with the sport and have helped in adding to the glamour quotient. Speaking about this Nat Geo exclusive, Swati Mohan, Business Head, India, FOX Networks Group, said in a statement: “At National Geographic, our commitment remains to showcase stories that are engaging and have made a marked difference in how we see the world around us.
“And so when it came to a story on what it takes to make an ancient Indian sport and turn it into the second most watched sport in the country, it was one that just had to be told. A heady mix of history, emotions, science, technology and scale – this Nat Geo Exclusive is one of those that evokes both wonder and pride.” It will premiere on June 16 on National Geographic Channel and National Geographic Channel HD. –IANS
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