National Governing Body of Ash-Te-Do Sports


Ashtedo (Akhada) Recognised by SGFI :

Recently School Games Federation of India, ASHTEDO (AKHADA) has recognised ASHTEDO AKHADA and included in Sl. No. 113 of the National School Games Calander 2016-17 as one of the NAtional School Games sports discipline. The event will be held during 4th Week of November 2016 at Satara, Maharashtra. Start your State School Games Selection and prepare your team.

A meeting will be conducted at Bhandara, Maharashtra regarding PRE-SGFI National School Games 2016-17 on ASHTEDO- AKHADA. To join the recognised event, please call to Mahaguru Gyana Ranjan Mohanty, Hony’ Chairman (9337311590) and Guru Rajesh N.Talmale, Secretary General (9158387854), or email us with your complete details address to:

SGFI National Orientation Programme Concluded:

School Games Federation of India-SGFI, Department of Sports & Youth Services, Government of Maharashtra jointly organised the National Orientation Seminar of Ashtedo Akhada from 28th to 31st May 2016 at District Sports Complex, Bhandara. Around 14 states, 63 Physical Education Teachers, Ashtedo Akhada Coaches have attended the event. It was a grant success with the witness of SGFI authorised observers and Govt. Officials. Contact Secretary General on his No.9158387854, or email us with your details address to

National Ashtedo Akhada Seminar for Judges / Referees / Coach / Instructors will be held on 28th to 31st May 2016 at District Sports Complex, Bhandara, Maharashtra. Send your details to the Secretary to obtain official invitation. All are welcome. New States are encouraged for apply to obtain affiliation.

It is the struggle of our newly elected Secretary General, Guru Rajesh N. Talmale to achieve the goal for the welfare of the Federation. We must give thanks to him. Further we must give special thanks to all the Governing Body Members of School Games Federation of India for giving us this recognition.


The National Ash-Te-Do (AKHADA) Federation of India (NAFI) is the only national level body of India, to govern the sport of ASH-TE-DO (AKHADA) and is fully Recognised with the South Asian Ash-Te-Do (AKHADA) Federation – SAAF, Asian Federation of Ash-Te-Do (AKHADA) – AFA & World Ash-Te-Do (AKHADA) Federation -WAF.

Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India has accorded recognition to the event of ASHTEDO (AKHADA) as one of the NC Discipline during the NYF – 2014 held at Ludhina from 12th to 16th January 14. NAFI has accorded provisional approval of Sports & Youth Services Department vide letter No. 48/SYS/III SYS-YS-21/2013 Bbsr. Dt. 2/1/2014.

The NAFI Odisha has been recognised as one of the accredited sports discipline by the Odisha Olympic Association, OOA Affiliated to: Indian Olympic Association. Further the NAFI has been Approved by Department of Sports & Youth Services, Govt. of Odisha vide approval No. 12436/III/SYS-YS/21/13 Bhubaneswar Dtd. 2/12/2013 for conducting Self Defence Training to Girls/Women in coordination with Home Department, W&CD Deptt., Department of School & Mass Education, Department of Higher Education.

The Women & Child Development Department has recognised the Federation vide letter No. WCD-ICDS-SCHM (SABALA)-0076-201322298/WCD, Dt. 22.11.2013 for ASHTEDO (AKHADA) training to Adolescent Girls under the SABALA Scheme.

The NAFI recognizes state Ash-Te-Do governing bodies , which are recognized by the respective State Olympic Committee or State Sports Authorities; in the pertinent state, one in each state, as its members.

The National Ash-Te-Do Federation of India has been recognised as the Cultural Federation by the Autonomous body of Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India vide their letter F.No.7/-1/2011-2012/1589 Dated 22nd April 2011 to provide financial assistants for all federation activities.

In the last Core Committee of School Games Federation of India held at Pune from 5th to 7th August 2012  National Ash-Te-Do (AKHADA) Federation of India has been recognised as the only Recognised National level federation to develop the sports known as Ash-Te-Do (AKHADA) from Grass Rout Level. It has also been included in the National Schools Ash-Te-Do Championships. The Technical Seminar on Ashtedo (AKHADA) has already been conducted by Directorate of Secondary Education, Department of School & Mass Education, Govt. of Odisha Aft. under School Games Federation of India vide letter No. letter No. 1313/Dt.8/1/2013.

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