About The Department

Youth Affairs and Sports form the major sector of the department of Art, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs in Jharkhand. In Hockey and Archery, Jharkhand is known around the world. No Indian Hockey Team has been completed without a few players from Jharkhand. Late Jaipal Singh Munda who was the Captain of the Indian Hockey Team during Amsterdam (Holland) Olympics in 1928 and who won the gold was from Jharkhand. Even today Indian Hockey Team both men and women consists of many players from Jharkhand. VimalLakra, SumraiTete, MasiraSurin and Kanti Ba, etc... are some of the prized players in Indian Hockey Team. PratimaKumari has excelled in the arena of weight lifting. Jharkhand became National Champions in Subrato Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament in 2002-2003. In the same year Jharkhand claimed four medals in athletics in the National Rural Games held in Karnataka and its Hockey team became champion.