Carrom (also known as Karrom) is a “strike and pocket” table game. Carrom is very commonly played by families, including the children, and at social functions. The objective of play is to use a striker disk with a flick of the finger to make contact with and move lighter object disks called carrom men, which are thus propelled into one of four corner pockets. The aim of the game is to pot (or pocket) one’s nine carrom men and the Queen before your opponent. It is now played at competitive level in an organized manner.
|Mr. Sharma explaining the nuances of Carrom|
On 11thFeb, 2015, 50 Katha Josh children attended a workshop on carrom at Katha Lab School. Mr. S.K Sharma, the Executive President of All India Carrom Federation, and Secretary General of International Carrom Federation, took the workshop on the scope and increasing career opportunities in this game. Children understood that it t requires a thorough knowledge of angles, deftness of touch, keen sight and superlative control of nerves besides mental and physical fitness. It also requires skill and deep concentration. Mr. S. K Sharma will take another workshop with this group where he would give some practical demonstration on the game’s rules and regulations. Further, he will choose some budding talents among the group and will provide training to them.
|Katha Lab School children with Mr. Sharma from the All India Carrom Federation|