My dear friend Sam Osmanagic introduced world tennis sensation Novak Djokovic, to the Bosnian Pyramids and the new Pyramid Archaeological Park created by Sam. This is what Novak had to say about it all to journalist Dnevni Avaz on 5 May 2021.
I hope that one day our South African sports stars will honour our great South African ancient heritage and ancient ruins, and ancestors, in such a way.
Question 1 – by Dnevni Avaz:
You are coming to the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids for the third time, what is it that brings you, what is the secret in question?
Djokovic: I am brought by energy, and people, and the energy that is present here, tunnels, pyramids, parks, but also the energy of the hosts, Sabina and Semir above all, people who are pure in heart, who have the best intentions, not only for themselves and their own environment, than for the whole civilization. What has been done here, I think, should not only be the pride of B&H, but also of the entire region and this part of the world. I know there is a lot of challenge, I am aware of everything, but we invest energy and direct it towards positive things and I am glad to see that there are a lot of children, families, and many more visitors than last year, and that is a positive sign. It means that there is something here, not only focused on pyramids and tunnels, but on the community, and people who come here, come several times, make new friendships, acquaintances, and I met people in souvenir shops, who came here from the Czech Republic, the Netherlands , Germany, it’s something that actually points to the international community that is being created here and this is a project of course of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also the whole world, especially our region, so I recognize and participate in some way with my visits, and today I participated and in an interesting expedition made possible by dr. Osmanagic, and every time I come I experience something new, I enjoy, because people are hospitable, pleasant, friendly, I try to spread the word about the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids and the whole mission led by Semir and Sabina, and if I can make a small contribution, it’s an honor for me.
Question 2 – by Dnevni Avaz:
With your mission, your humanitarian work for which you are known, as well as dr. Osmanagic, with your work and promotion, you have done more for our region than all politicians and public figures in the last 30 years. What is your message for people in B&H and the region?
Djokovic: I don’t know if I would dare to send a general message, but if I were immodest, then it would be a message of peace, togetherness, respect, love. These are some universal values and principles that we all strive to live and advocate. I look at life simply, if a man wants to do something, he will find a way, and if he does not want to, he will find an excuse. We always have that power and ability and freedom to decide how we will live our lives, how we will treat others, and how we will create life for our children and future generations. I try to be surrounded by people who have an optimistic view of the world, who are aware of their roles in this life, because each of us has great power, no matter what you do, who you are and what you do, especially in this part of the world, in our region. This nation that lives here has some deep, historical, true power, so I think we should connect more than we separate. Just today, after the training, I talked to my associates, BiH has a great chance to show how diversity and diversity in religions, and in the way of life, can bring people together again, again everyone can live together, and that some boundaries we set, and physical and those that are not physical, are really only illusory. Of course, it can always be said that it was like this in the past, so that it must be like that now in the future as well. I know that people cannot forget, nor should people be asked to forget, but they can forgive and move on and accept the world as it is and try to create a new world. Why get caught up in something we’ve lived for decades and centuries back? It can only further strengthen us and serve as an incentive and a springboard for all of us, and no country in the West or the East can help us as much as we can each other. The sooner we realize that, the more I think we will beautify our lives here in the region in every sense.