World Kabaddi Federation (WKF) The first ever International Federation for Kabaddi sport was officially founded in 2003 with a vision to find a way to unite all the Kabaddi organizations as well as to use Kabaddi sport to promote Peace, Harmony, Understanding and Co-operation amongst the world community. Later as per the decision of the First World Congress held on the 4th Nov. 2004, “World Kabaddi Federation” was incorporated under section 25 of the companies Act, 1956 on 30 the September 2005 with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India as an International Sports Federation to govern the game of Kabaddi at international level in capacity of sole organisation in charge of all forms of Kabaddi sports in World; the representative authority in all other world bodies responsible for Commonwealth, Continental games, world games, regional and International Olympic games and other sports related global activities and programs.
It shall protect the game of Kabaddi from introduction of improper methods and practices by National and regional bodies which may bring the game into disrepute and It shall act as arbitrator in settlement of disputes of member countries and affiliates arising out of membership disputes and others.
It shall organize and sanction International competitions, official World Cup, World Championships and all other Regional and International tournaments.
Certificate of Incorporation
The certificate of Incorporation U/S 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 bearing No. U74999DL2005PTC141352 of 2005-2006 dated 30th day of September 2005 was issued by the Registrar of Companies, NCT of Delhi & Haryana.
Licence Under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956
Licence Under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 bearing No. 2/14/T-1/2005/D dated 6th day of September 2005 was issued by Government of India, Ministry of Company Affairs, Office of the Regional Director, Northern Region.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) Recognition
As per the provision of the Olympic Charter ( Chapter 3, section 26 & 27 ) The World Kabaddi Federation (WKF) had officially applied for registration with IOC & requested for the recognition of the Kabaddi sport. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has assured the recognition the Kabaddi sport upon having a minimum of 50 affiliated National Federations.
Status with United Nations – ECOSOC
United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has granted Special consultative status to World Kabaddi Federation on 13th August 2013.
WKFs status now entitles to designate official representatives to the United Nations Headquarters in New York and the United Nations offices in Geneva and Vienna.
WKFs representatives will be able to register for and participate in events, conferences and activities of the United Nations. WKF may designate authorized representatives to sit as observers at public meetings of ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, UN General Assembly, Human Rights Council and other United Nations intergovernmental decision-making bodies.
INTERNATIONAL MEMBER of ISNO
World Kabaddi Federation was officially recognized as an International Member of International Sports Network Organization (ISNO) on 6th April 2020 for active sporting activities at International level.