Shera, thats the name of the XIX Commonwealth Games in India. According to the official website, the name was derived from the hindi word Sher meaning tiger. I picked this out from the Games official website that says: In Indian mythology, the tiger is associated with Goddess Durga, the embodiment of Shakti (or female power) and the vanquisher of evil. She rides her powerful vehicle – the tiger – into combat, especially in her epic and victorious battle against Mahishasur, a dreaded demon.
Shera embodies values that the nation is proud of: majesty, power, charisma, intelligence and grace. His athletic prowess, courage and speed on the field are legendary. He is also a reminder of the fragile environment he lives in and our responsibility towards the protection of his ecosystem. Shera truly represent the modern Indian.
Characteristics of the mascot:
- Achiever with a positive attitude
- Global citizen but proud of his nation’s ancient heritage
- A fierce competitor but integrity and honesty
- A large hearted gentleman who loves making friends and enthusing people to come out and play