BY A STAFF REPORTER: The 37th National Games is going to start today from October 26. Which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The opening ceremony was preceded by a performance of the traditional martial art, 'Penchak Silat' to honor the Chief Guest. Penchak Silat is an indigenous martial art originating from Southeast Asia. which flourished mainly in Indonesia, Peninsular Malaysia, southern Thailand, and Singapore.
"An incredible honor to be the 'Chief Guest' at the inaugural function of Penchak Silat during the 37th National Games 2023 in Goa. Penchak Silat, a traditional martial art, makes its debut in the National Games, showcasing the rich tapestry of Indian sports. 🥋🇮🇳… pic.twitter.com/0Q4YaAiCCF— Michael Lobo (@MichaelLobo76) October 26, 2023