India, a country of 125+ Crores (1.25+ Billion) people, has, may I say ‘managed’ to get 2 medals so far in the Olympics. Don’t think I am down-playing this. I am So swollen with Pride today that my Shirt would not fit! Haha.
Just a teeny weeny look at this ‘Darlings‘ (Rightly called so) of India.
P V Sindhu, winner of Silver at Badminton at the Rio Olympics 2016. Image from the Internet.
Sakshi Malik, winner of Bronze in Wrestling in her class. Image from the Internet.
After Sindhu won her Silver, – though this means she lost the Gold, – Practically the Whole of India Celebrated. Here’s an image, of Crowds Waiting to watch the Match.
Image from Twitter. From the photograph, I would say that this must have been at about 5:30 PM, whereas the match was to begin a whole Two hours later!
And, did I tell You, my very own Sister, a Die-Hard Hermit if ever there was one, who gets out of her house Only if she Must, in distant (for me) Bangaluru (Bangalore of old) was watching the match!
The Point is this:
Thus Proved that There are things that We Yearn for, Over and Above Earning Lots of money. Twitter was going Mad, as was the Media.
But even here, Titillation plays its part; after all, Sports is part of Entertainment. Leaving that aside, In Sports, Can We Imagine the Amount of Energy and Time these Sports-persons must have spent to Achieve results like these?
Let us take two scenarios:
One: The Sports person. She/He is Waking up, Going through the Toilet, Eating, Moving-about/Travelling, Sleeping… And Thinking about What? The Sport.
Two: The Majority of Us. Through all these Same things, What are We thinking about? …Money, Family, Sex, Pleasure.
LET US BE GENEROUS ENOUGH, AND DARE, TO THINK OF OTHERS, …FELLOW BEINGS.
The Victories of Sindhu, Sakshi and Cricket Prove to Us that there are things that We Ourselves hold High in Our Hearts.
Included in this would be A Better Future for Our Dear ones, which cannot be just More money, but, More than that,
It is also proved that We Very Firmly keep them buried Deep in out hearts, Not Allowing them to Raise their heads.
Resolve to Spend at least 10 minutes, Donate at least 4 Lines, on Facebook, Twitter or on the Phone, for the Betterment of Mankind.
Graphic from the Internet.
Over to You.