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?
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?
Who will win this year? Will you join the list of winners?