Chief minister Eknath Shinde on Thursday declared the Dahi Handi a sport and announced a Pro Govinda League to be organised across the state in the coming year.
Shinde said many countries like Spain and China promote human pyramids as a sport and organise state-level events.
“The state government will organise Pro Govinda events and will also give prizes to winning teams,” Shinde said.
Shinde said that although the state had announced Rs 10 lakh insurance for all the Govinda’s, the scheme will not take off this season, because of the paucity of time. He said it would be implemented from next year.