PM Modi to Sachin Tendulkar, country remembers hockey legend Dhyan Chand on National Sports Day

By: Sports Desk |

Updated: August 29, 2020 11:25:19 am

A view of Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi *** Local Caption *** A view of Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi. Express photograph by RAVI KANOJIA. New Delhi july 2nd-2010

Wishes proceed to pour in from throughout India on National Sports Day as we speak which is well known to commemorate the beginning anniversary of India’s hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand who was born on August 29, 1905. It is his one hundred and fifteenth beginning anniversary as we speak.

The magician with a hockey stick led India to three gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936, and scored 400 targets in his 22-year-long profession. On National Sports Day, the President of India honours eminent athletes from varied sports activities with the celebrated Khel Ratna, Arjuna Awards, Dronacharya Awards, and Dhyan Chand Award. This yr, the National Sports Awards ceremony is being held nearly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wishing the nation on the day, PM Narendra Modi took to twitter and wrote, “Today, on #NationalSportsDay, we pay tributes to Major Dhyan Chand, whose magic with the hockey stick can never be forgotten. This is also a day to laud the outstanding support given by the families, coaches and support staff towards the success of our talented athletes.”

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