National Sports Competition – What is it?
Is playing a sport all about winning?
Why are Sanskaars so important when playing sports?
These are just some of the questions that have arisen during National Sports Competition. However, before answering these questions, it is important to understand what Sanskaar is. What do the terms honesty, integrity and respect stand for and how can we implement these, not just during sports, but also in our daily lives?
What are these values?
- Speaking respectfully to opponents and shaking hands before and after
- Appreciating the rules and having patience
- Accepting outcomes for what they are with honour and not with grudging disappointment
Playing sports is not just about winning; there is a deeper reason as to why we play sports and why there is a sports competition. It gives us many essential key skills such as leadership, teamwork, communication and discipline. These skills are not just important on the field but are also important in our day-to-day life.
The Srimad Bhagavad Gita teaches us that by forgetting about the outcomes and working dutifully, we will achieve greatness. History’s greatest sportsmen have succeeded, not by striving for accomplishment, but by striving for perfection in their game. The accomplishment came naturally.
The two Sanskaars, seeing everyone as family and playing for the sake of the game and not a trophy, are the core to, not only to Hindu Dharma, but also to the philosophy of sport. It is character, not reward that defines a champion.
So do you think you’re up for the challenge?
This year join us at Tipton Sports Academy on Saturday 17th February 2018 to take part in our biggest National Event.. National Sports Competition.
Click the link below for rules on National Sports Competition 2018
The Definitive Guide to Sports Competition 2018
Who will win this year? Will you join the list of winners?