Modern Pythian Games starts the first online poetry and painting competition for the Pythian Games, and the Delhi Pythian Council is the first state unit in the world for the Pythian Games.

Mr. Ram Niwas Goel, the Hon’ble Speaker, launched the global online poetry and painting competition and the Delhi Pythian State Council.

Manoj Tiwari, a Member of Parliament and a renowned singer, has been nominated as the ambassador for the Delhi Pythian Games.

14th February, New Delhi (India)

The first global cultural movement known as “Modern Pythian Games” begins in Delhi with the launch of the first Pythian Games global poetry and painting online competition and the Delhi Pythian Council as its first state unit.
Shri Ram Niwas Goel, Hon’ble Speaker, Delhi Legislative Assembly, launched the Delhi Pythian Council and Global Online Competition in the presence of Shri Bijender Goel, Founder, Modern Pythian Games, and Secretary General, International Pythian Council. The Deputy High Commissioner for Cyprus, H.E. Yiannakis Makridis, the Indian President, Shri B.H. Anilkumar, IAS, and many other important dignitaries and guests were there.
The chief guest, Mr. Ram Niwas Goel, appreciated the idea of modern Pythian Games and explained the historical background of the Delhi Vidhan Sabha. He stated that Pythian Games will be very beneficial to artists and players in the future and pledged his cooperation whenever it is required. He also stated that he will look into joining the Modern Pythian Games at Delhi Sports University.

Bijender Goel, founder of Modern Pythian Games, said that we are ready to initiate the unique idea of reaching each artist globally at the grass-roots level through virtual competitions and then converting them to physical events. The launch of the first international poetry and painting competition for poets and painters is a new beginning in this era. Now the artists can participate in the international competitions while sitting in their villages by clicking on, registering themselves, and participating. They will be able to earn money soon through this concept. This is an effort to bring all artisans under the single roof of Modern Pythian Games and make revolutionary changes in artisans’ lives. The idea of modern Pythian Games is spreading around the world like wildfire, making it the first cultural movement in history. The presence of foreign diplomats today is a great example of this.

He added. “It is the beginning of a new era for artisans, cultural activists, and traditional game players.” “Modern Pythian Games will be a gateway for them to establish themselves as celebrities in various arts categories (music, dance, poetry, painting, fashion, culinary, ecology, architecture, robotics, graphic design, traditional games, and martial arts) at an international level, promote tourism, and strengthen the economies of respective member nations.” “We will start cultural education programmes and establish global awards in every art category.”

He also praised Mr. Sahil Seth, IRS, President of the Delhi Pythian Council, and his team for how hard they were working and wished them the best of luck.
Mr. Panos Tsafos, First Secretary of the Embassy of Greece, read the message from Greek Ambassador H.E. Demetrios Ioannou and delivered his speech on his behalf, extending full support and cooperation to the Modern Pythian Games. The other diplomats were Col. Mohammad Tuhtanazarv, Uzbekistan; Mr. Fotoglou SYROS; Col. Georgios Rimagmos; Ms. Vasiliki TSIANA from the Greek Embassy; and Ms. Oyun Batskukh from Mongolia. The Modern Pythian Games were also supported by Dalip Singh, IAS, Sanjay Kumar, IPS, Narender Kumar, IAS, Major General B.K. Sharma, and Sqn. Ldr. RTS Chhina, who were all at the launch ceremony.

The poets Anil Agravanshi, Shayar Mohan Muntazir, and Mr. Satish Pathak, a well-known flutist, gave amazing performances for the guests.

Modern Pythian Games are to arts, culture, and traditional games what the Olympics are to sports. The Pythian Games and the Olympic Games come from the same Greek land; both existed in the same era and were discontinued together in 394 A.D. Modern Olympic Games were reinstated in 1894, and the founder, Mr. Bijender Goel, reinstated modern Pythian Games in 2022.

Bijender Goel
Founder, Modern Pythian Games,
Secretary General, International Pythian Council