The Spirit of the Universe and the Olympic Games

How do we decide what is right and wrong and why do things like the Olympic Games become so big and powerful that the power created overrides the world’s health? These are questions that have cropped up in the light of the Zika virus which threatens to have a devastating effect on world health. The facts are that we are all under the control of the Spirit of the Universe and no matter our personal desires we are trapped in its plan while the future belongs to it.

How do I know that and why make it a topic for discussion? The answer is simple. My life is, like that of everyone else, part of the plan to end life on earth as we know it. The Spirit has a voice through us and it has motivation for the completion of which we are all puppets in its hands.

My reincarnation is proof that few know or understand how we got here or what life is about. Manmade gods and dreams of heaven and hell are abominations and the end result is to rid the world of corruption. Those who have more concern for money than the welfare of others are nothing but the means to end it. The end of life as we know it is foretold and coming to fruition.

The Zika virus points the way to a major world health disaster but the committee running the Olympic Games are powerless to call them off or move them. Why? Because of the money that has been invested in the venues and the programs.

Years of work on the part of athletes that have trained them to be at their peak for the games is another issue. They want the competition, their coaches and sponsors want it, and the world is waiting for it. These will spring the trap set by the Spirit who laid the path and warned against it. It also decided who would be the main players, who will attend the games, and who will carry the virus to their families and homelands afterwards.

With a link to the Spirit it showed me the great wall of blind ignorance that prevents the truth from flowing and stops common sense from being enacted. Committees like that which controls the Olympics and that which calls itself the World Health Organisation cannot and will not change the status quo when money is involved. That is the trap and it is set out in Old Testament prophecies (Jeremiah 11:11,12).

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Curbing the Talented – Social Pressure on Sportspersons

The Olympic games at Rio ended up with a bunch full of desires contrary to the expectations from the second most populous country of the world. India bagged two medals and yet again proved its consistency in giving poor results at the Olympics.

Seeing the golden bird go off lustreless in the congregation of games, the prime minister of India gave his new slogan “the playful kid develops” but in the country where the tag line goes “the playful kid would be beaten” you can hardly expect anything better.

When the geeks are shown behind the pile of books, having a poor health and horn rimmed spectacles while the poor section of the society symbolizes the dusty ragged children focusing more on sports than doing homework.

Sports is always seen as a wholesome development for the children, but when it comes to taking it as a profession things may not be as supportive either from the family or the society. It is viewed that a person adopts sports only because of lack of intellect, poor family background or on the verge of unemployment.

The growing trends of elective subjects show a remarkable enrollments in science and commerce streams showing that parents wanted their children to be doctors and engineers rather than sportspersons.

On being asked why wouldn’t he allow his son to be a cricketer Raju replied “here is no scope of sports in our country the success rate is drastically low there are a few who succeed but what I am concerned about is the rest.”

Researchers have found out that the rigid selection criteria, lack of any form of job security and low service span are factors which demand a special attention from the government.

Rashid Ali, a former Olympic runner who drives an auto rickshaw these days said” I have little to no support from the government, all the ten years of my dedication to sports have gone in vain. I think I could have opted for studies and get a government job rather than being in my ripe old age and having nowhere to go now.”

The names can be different, but the stories remain to be the same. The sports industry seems to suffer from the rags to riches phenomenon and has various drawbacks, including the female and male gender roles which has narrowed the participation of women in male dominated sports like weightlifting, wrestling and boxing.

Lack of requisite funds available for sports equipments, infrastructure, essential services such as health care and provision of other necessary commodities has further debarred sports persons from unveiling their potential function.

Lack of participation of people in sports has become a major concern and needs to find its resolutions through the appropriate steps taken by the government.

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Rio Olympics 2016 And Four Indian Women!

The Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, from August 6th to 21st 2016, have come to a grand close. We have no space here to cover all those terrific achievers from across the world. Therefore we will concentrate only on India, although it has been a disappointing tale. As usual, India sent the largest ever contingent to participate in various sports disciplines, but for eleven long days after the start of the Games the country fumed and fretted for an elusive medal which was made worse by some negative vibes, comments and hiccups. However, 4 magnificent ladies from a largely patriarchal Indian society came into sharp focus and concentrated attention giving the countrymen a rare opportunity to feel proud of them.

In Badminton expectations were mostly from the former world no. 1 Saina Nehwal, but she failed not even through to midway in the competition. And came PV Sindhu, not at all in contention for a medal, and fought like a tigress competing with players much higher in world rankings. She set the ball of euphoria rolling by entering the quarter finals of women’s singles event and then stormed into the semis. In that memorably aggressive match she defeated world no.6 and ensured a silver medal by entering the finals. For a change, cricket fever was replaced by Badminton as whole of India watched that marvellously fought final 19th August, 2016. Sindhu did everything possible to justify the country’s slogan ‘go for gold’, but finally was outmanoeuvred by some killer smashes by world no. 1 Carolina Marin from Spain. PV Sindhu won the Silver medal and made Indians proud and celebrating.

In wrestling focus was mostly on Narsingh Yadav who, unfortunately, got a four-year ban from the WADA on the day he was to open his campaign, and on Yogeshwar Dutt in 65kg freestyle who even failed to qualify on the last day of the Olympics. Meanwhile, coming from nowhere Indian woman Sakshi Malik in women’s 58kg freestyle wrestling won the country’s first Rio medal by winning the Bronze in the play-off. Medal hopes for India erupted after this wonderful moment and Indian girls commanded absolute attention.

Two other magnificent ladies captured the fascination of the country not by winning medals, but by making revelations what Indian women are capable of performing if given the right kind of respect and facilities.

Dipa Karmakar from the North Eastern state of Tripura represented India in Artistic Gymnastics for the first time ever and came agonizingly close to winning at least a Bronze. She finished fourth in the finals by the narrowest of margins and enthralled the country by doing the extremely dangerous Vault of Death. She became a celebrity and rightfully so.

Aditi Ashok did what was least expected even by the most optimistic. In the highly west-dominated sport of Golf she almost did it to the finals, but on the day that mattered most she could not go on and slid to 41st position. She too brought full focus on the fact what Indian women can do in disciplines that were not given enough thought by the sports mandarins of India.

These four ladies, of course apart from few other promising ones, saved the blushes for India in Rio. A Gold medal has been eluding India since the Beijing Olympics of 2008 while in London Olympics 2012 India did send the largest ever contingent and won the largest ever number of six medals, but without a Gold. This time India had to end up with just two medals even after sending a larger contingent than for London. In men’s Hockey in Rio India did very well initially, but could not keep the momentum going having only the consolation of defeating the ultimate Gold medal winner Argentina in the group stage. There is not much to write home about other fields of action in Rio as far as India is concerned.

Sports infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities still lack miserably in India and miles to go before the country of more than a billion could realistically hope for better performances in the world games. Our four ladies have given the Sports authority enough food for thought for the future. And of course, the Power of Indian Women can never be underestimated after the Rio experience. It’s time now for the right thinking people of this country to get clear of all prejudices, bias and gender discrimination.

Chinmay Chakravarty is a professional specialized in the creative field with over two decades of experience in journalistic writing, media co-ordination, film script writing, film dubbing, film & video making, management of international film festivals and editing of books & journals. Proficient in providing professional services in these related fields. Presently working in DD News, India.

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