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National Sports Day Brief
Every year 29 August is celebrated as National Sports Day in India. The reason for celebrating National Sports Day on 29 August is that this day is celebrated on the occasion of his birth anniversary to pay respect to the great hockey player Major Dhyan Chand. He is known all over the world as the 'Wizard of Hockey'.
National Sports Day History
In the year 2012, the Government of India decided to celebrate the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand as National Sports Day. On this day, the players who have made significant contribution in the field of sports are honored with National Sports Awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan, India, in which Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Dhyan Chand Award and Dronacharya Award besides Arjuna Award are prominent.
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Biography of Major Dhyan Chand:
Major Dhyan Chand was born on 29 August 1905 in Allahabad. During his sports career as captain, Dhyan Chand won India 3 Olympic medals in hockey in the years 1928, 1932, 1936 and is the only hockey player to have received the Padma Bhushan award so far. Which is the third highest civilian award in the country. He scored more than 400 goals in his career spanning 22 years.
During the final of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Chand's 3 goals helped the Indians beat Germany 8-1 easily. Under Chand's guidance and representation, he took the Indian hockey team to the pinnacle of success.
Program of National Sports Day:
On this day, the President of India honors the outstanding sportspersons with National Sports Awards, including Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Dhyan Chand Award and Dronacharya Awards besides Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award, Arjuna Award for their special contribution to sports at Rashtrapati Bhavan. are major.
On this occasion, along with the players, the coaches who have enhanced their talent are also felicitated. Apart from this, almost all Indian schools and educational institutions organize their annual sports function on the day of 'National Sports Day'. This day is celebrated with great pomp in Punjab and Chandigarh.
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