Wednesday, 20 July 2011

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About National Sports Day :

August 29 is celebrated as National Sports Day all across the country.  August 29 is instituted as National Sports Day in tribute to the legendary hockey player of India.  The day marks the birth anniversary of hockey wizard, Major Dhyan Chand. Dhyanchand

 National Sports Day is mainly celebrated in educational institutes and sports academies all over the country. Various sports events especially hockey matches, prize distribution functions are organized on this day. Celebrations for National Sports Day are more common in Punjab and Chandigarh side.

 Special Award distribution event at Rastrapati Bhawan makes this day memorable for many stars of the Indian sports world. Popular and renowned sport-related awards like Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and Dronacharya Award are presented by honorable president of India, to great sportsmen of the year.

Dhyan Chand Singh: The Legendary

Shri Dhyan Chand was born on 29th August 1905 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He was introduced to hockey at the age of 14. At the age of 16 he was inducted into the Punjab regiment and soon got good mentors for his career.

Soon Dhyan Chand started doing very well in his career. He displayed amazing skills. In one of the hockey match he made his team victorious in the match which was losing by 2 goals. This was the match of the Punjab Tournament in Jhelum. From then he was named the “Hockey Wizard”.

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Shri Dhyan Singh began his international career in 1926. He was always top with his goal-scoring feats. He became captain of the team and won 3 Olympic gold medals. He played till the age of 42 and retired in the year 1948. He was awarded India’s third highest civilian honor, the Padma Bhushan in 1956. He died of liver cancer on 3rd December, 1979. In honor of Shri Singh the Indian Postal Service issued a postage stamp and a stadium at New Delhi is named Dhyan Chand National Stadium after his passing away.

National Sports Day Celebrations

Sports persons celebrate this day in a sportive way. On this day the President of India gives National Sports Awards to great players who have done extraordinary feats to make the country proud in the last year. This is Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Contributions of good sportsmen are acknowledged on this day. Neophyte sportsmen get benefited from the talks of senior sportsmen.

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