Q. Consider the following pairs. Martial arts– State Thag Ta–Sikkim Silambam–Tamil Nadu Mardani Khel–Maharashtra Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B

Recently, an Indian named Ganesan Sandhirakasan has won the top prize in a government-initiated competition for migrant workers in Singapore for his performance of Silambam. 

About Silambam: 

Silambam is an ancient weapon-based martial art that emerged in Tamilakam, which is now Tamil Nadu region of India. It is one of the oldest martial arts in the world 

Martial Arts in India: 

  • Paika- Odisha 
  • Thag Ta- Manipur 
  • Kalaripayattu- Kerala 
  • Pari Khanda- Bihar 
  • Choliya- Uttarakhand 
  • Pang Lhabsol- Sikkim 
  • Gatka- Punjab 
  • Musti Yudha- Uttar Pradesh 
  • Mardani Khel- Maharashtra 

Source: Indian Express