May 19, 2024

World Sports Day Video [2024]: How to Play Sports of Human Life to Attain Complete Salvation?

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World Sports Day Video [2024] | The ancient Olympic Games, originating in 776 BCE in Olympia, Greece, were a tribute to the Olympian gods, hosting various athletic contests like running, wrestling, and chariot racing. Lasting nearly 12 centuries, they ceased in 393 CE under Emperor Theodosius I. Fast forward to 2020, the Tokyo Olympics, held from July 23 to August 8, 2021, amidst challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Japan’s emergency measures safeguarded participants and citizens, allowing for the successful execution of 33 sports events, featuring 339 medal opportunities. Among them, surfing, skateboarding, sports climbing, karate, and baseball made their Olympic debut.

India sent a delegation of 127 athletes, including 56 women, to compete. Spectators from abroad were barred due to the pandemic. Japan, hosting for the third time, introduced mascots Miraitowa and Someity, embodying traditional and technological aspects. Women’s participation in the Olympics traces back to the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, where 20 women competed across various sports. Notable among them was Neelima Ghosh, India’s pioneering female Olympian.

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World Sports Day Video [2024] | The Olympic flag, symbolizing unity, was designed by Pierre de Coubertin and was first raised in 1920. Its interconnected rings represent the continents, signifying global harmony. The Olympic flame, ignited in Olympia, Greece, epitomizes competitive spirit and peace, its journey bridging cultures.

Medals, crafted from recycled electronics, symbolize excellence. India, with 29 medals, strives for greater sporting achievements. However, amidst athletic pursuits, spiritual reflection remains paramount. Along with sports and its accomplishments, humans must understand the value of this precious human life which gets wasted if we do not use it in pursuance of the Supreme Almighty. Life’s true purpose, as per spiritual leader Rampal Ji Maharaj, lies in the pursuit of divinity. To attain spiritual enlightenment please listen to the spiritual sermons of Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj on Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj APP and on Youtube.

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