National Sports Day

For a very long period, there has been sport. It has aided civilizations in maintaining physical fitness while also boosting morale and community cohesion. Sport is essential in many facets of life, from fostering happiness and health to reshaping society and education. Sports that serve as a bridge and motivate young athletes to support healthy competition will benefit both individuals and communities.

Every year on August 29th, National Sports Day is observed to commemorate the birthdate of hockey star Major Dhyan Chand, who won gold medals for India in the Olympics in 1928, 1932, and 1936. The primary goal of National Sports Day celebrations is to increase public awareness of the value of sports and everyday activities in everyone's lives.

About Major Dhyan Chand  

In the Uttar Pradesh district of Allahabad (now known as Prayagraj), Major Dhyan Chandra was born on August 29, 1905. It was a lucky day when a young hockey player from India, who has shone a spotlight on both himself and India in the sport of hockey, was introduced to the world. He took charge of the Indian hockey team in 1926 and continued to bring honour to his country by winning three Olympic gold medals.

In order to reach his pinnacles of glory, he often represented his nation in the arena of international hockey. He is an iconic figure in both Indian and international hockey. The largest Dhyan Chand Trophy, which is presented on his birthday, is India's highest honour for lifetime accomplishment in sports and games. The hockey game of Major Dhyan Chand's tutor Pankaj Gupta was known to him.

National Sports Day Importance

Understanding the value of sports and physical activity in our life for a healthy mind and body is the main goal of this event.

Additionally, on this day, the country honours its athletes with prizes like these for their remarkable accomplishments in their particular sports:

    Awards Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna (earlier known as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award)
  • Dronacharya Award Arjuna Award
  • Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports and Games: Major Dhyan Chand
  • Award for Maulana Abul Kalam
  • RKP Puruskar, the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan

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