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Participants standing on one leg to play the cock fight organised at the 50th Naga Fest'13-Delhi.
A cockfight is a blood sport between two roosters (cocks), or more accurately gamecocks, held in a ring called a cockpit. The first documented use of the word gamecock, denoting use of the cock as to a "game", a sport, pastime or entertainment, was recorded in 1646, after the term "cock of the game" used by George Wilson, in the earliest known book on the sport of cockfighting in The Commendation of Cocks and Cock Fighting in 1607.
The Naga Students' Union, Delhi (NSUD) held the first leg of its Golden Jubilee celebrations with the theme "the motto@50: Pause, Rewind and Play" on October 7 and 8, 2013 at the Polo Ground, Delhi University.
The 'Indigenous Delight' commenced on October 7 with B. P. Singh, Vice- Chairman of the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), Government of India gracing the opening ceremony as the chief guest. The program began with a musical performance by the band Red Light Passenger.
During this two-day 'Indigenous Delight' a total of 16 traditional games were played through organised inter-house competition. These home games included archery for men, arm wrestling for both men and women, cock fight, javelin throw, greased pole climbing for men, wrestling for men, Naga wrestling, blind strike for men and women, basket binding for women, fire- making for men, chicken- catching and yarn spooling for women. The Indigenous Extravaganza ended with the highly anticipated Naga F1 race, an innovative competition blending contemporary technical thinking with traditional mechanical and design practices.
Source :- Morung Express
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