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First National Pythian Games 2024 Shall Be Held In Chandigarh In Coming September.

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New Delhi, India, 31 May 2024 : Bijender Goel, the visionary founder of the Modern Pythian Games, is pleased to announce the initiation of an organization dedicated to promoting the Pythian Games within the BIMSTEC nations. In a signif- icant move, Goel has appointed Dr. Md. Abdul Kalam Azad as the President of BIMSTEC Nations for the Modern Pythian Games. Dr. Azad, a senior bureaucrat with the rank of Secretary in the Govern- ment of Bangladesh, currently serves as the Director General of the Bureau of Non-Formal Education under the Ministry of Primary & Mass Education of Bangladesh.

“His passion and leadership will surely set a new direction in arts, culture, and traditional games,” said Goel. Dr. Azad’s enthusiasm and dedication to the Pythian Games will be instrumental in driving this ini- tiative forward, fostering a renewed appreciation for cultural and artis- tic excellence across the BIMSTEC region.

The founder of the Modern Pythian Games also appointed Biswadeep Gupta, a senior journalist from North Eastern region of India, as the Deputy Secretary – Coordination for BIMSTEC Nations and In-charge for the Northeastern States of India. Gupta has been authorized to initiate the process of the Pythian Games Council for the North East- ern States, and west Bengal ensuring comprehensive coordination and promotion of the games.

In an another development, Goel announced that the first National Pythian Games will be held from September 27th to 30th in Chandigarh. Artists and players from various fields, sports and traditional games are encouraged to register online at www.pythiangames.org from June 5, 2024. This unique national event, the first of its kind in the world, will allow participants to design their own events, creating a vibrant and diverse competition.

The Pythian Games will feature a variety of artistic events, including dance, music, singing, poetry, drama, mimicry, painting, drawing, graphic designing, anthakshari, music, theatre, monologue, clay art. fashion shows, and stand-up comedy. In addition to artistic events, the games will include traditional sports such as Karate, Kung Fu, Bagatur, Muaythai, Taekwondo. Thang Ta, Naga Kiti-do, Indiaca, Tug of War. Yoga, Circle Kabaddi, Naga Wrestling, Rope skipping. Arm wrestling. Musical chair, Mallakhamba, and an 11km Pythian Marathon.

A highlight of the games will be the revival of GADA YUDH, an ancient martial art, which will be demonstrated for the first time in approximate 5000 years later.

This initiative aims to celebrate and preserve the rich cultural heritage and traditional sports of the BIMSTEC nations, providing a platform for artists and athletes to showcase their talents on both national and international stages.

For more information and to register, please visit [www.pythiangames.org](http://www.pythiangames.org).

About the Pythian Games:

The Pythian Games and Olympic Games were both integral parts of the Panhellenic Games in ancient Greece, coexisting from 776 BCE until their discontinuation in 394 AD. While the Olympic Games fo- cused on sports, the Pythian Games were dedicated to arts, culture, and traditional games, ranking second only to the Olympics in signifi- cance during that time.

In the modern era, the Olympic Games were revived in 1894, while Mr. Bijender Goel spearheaded the revival of the Pythian Games in 2022 with the support of 92 nations. He founded the International Pythian Council and Delphic India Trust to revive these dormant games global- ly. His vision was to create a unified online and offline platform that brings together artistic, cultural, and traditional games, akin to the Olympics for sports. This quadrennial event provides a global stage for individuals worldwide to showcase their talents and participate in vari- ous activities. The Pythian Games are poised to play a pivotal role in bringing arts, culture, and traditional games into the organized sector, fostering greater appreciation and participation in these vital aspects of human heritage.

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