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Hanuman Ji's Symbolism of Strength, Loyalty, and Devotion in Asian Athletics Championship
Hanuman Ji's Symbolism of Strength, Loyalty, and Devotion in Asian Athletics Championship

Bangkok: Hanuman Ji has been selected as the official mascot of the Asian Athletics Championship (AAC), which will celebrate its 50th anniversary on July 12, 2023, in Bangkok. The championship in sports. The sporting event will take place from July 12 through July 16, 2023.

“As Hanuman exhibits extraordinary abilities in Rama’s service throughout the adventure, including speed, strength, courage, and wisdom, the friendship between the two develops and deepens, proving ultimately that Hanuman’s greatest ability is, in fact, his incredibly staunch loyalty and devotion. A perfect combination of strength, intelligence, and wisdom,” the association said in a statement on its website.

“The 25th Asian Athletics Championships 2023 logo indicates the athletes participating in the games, skills, teamwork of athletes, showcase of athleticism, dedication, and sportsmanship.”

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Because of the prevalence of Hinduism in Southeast Asian civilizations, particularly Thailand, the Indian epic Ramayan by Valmiki has been translated into a number of these nations. The Thai version of the Indian legend is called Ramakien.

Nine teams have competed in all 23 previous editions of the competition, including the hosts Thailand, with the 24th Championships in 2021 being postponed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hong Kong, Japan, India, Republic of Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, and Singapore are the other eight teams.

Puripol Boonson, the fastest under-18 100m runner in Thailand, is one of the top young athletes to watch in the competitions. Other notable participants at the competition include Japanese middle-distance runner Tanaka Nozomi and Indonesian sprinter Lalu Muhammad Zohri. Murali Sreeshankar, an Indian long jumper, hopes to make an impression at the Asian competition.

The Indian team went to the Thai capital on July 8 under the direction of the shot putter Tajinderpal Singh and the long jumper Sreeshankar.

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