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As written at PRASANTHI NILAYAM Today

11th January 2017 

It is clear that originally sports activities have been promoted in the interests of health and strength. People eagerly took part in games for the improvement of their physique and to provide entertainmentto the public. Sports form an integral part of the scheme of studies in all our institutions, along with various academic subjects like Maths, Physics and Chemistry. Not only should there be participation, but there should also be a greater awareness and appreciation of the philosophy and principles governing the sports and games. The aim in sports should not be victory by any means, fair or foul. Whoever may win, others should greet it with fraternal feelings. The rules of the game should be strictly observed. Prizes do not matter. What is important is the sense of self-satisfaction derived from playing the game well. (Divine Discourse 14-Jan-1994)