“National Sports Day is a day to celebrate the remarkable achievements of all those exemplary sports persons who have represented India in various sports and made our nation proud. Their tenacity and determination are outstanding,” he added.
“Today is #NationalSportsDay and I pay my tribute to the ‘The Wizard of Indian Hockey’ Major Dhyan Chand on his Birth Anniversary. The great sportsman displayed unparalleled dedication and skills in Hockey to bring accolades and honour to India,” tweeted Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju.
About Major Dhyan Chand
Major Dhyan Chand was known as “The Wizard” and had scored more than 1000 goals during his international career. He won three Olympic gold medals in the field of hockey in 1928 (Amsterdam), 1932 (Los Angeles) and 1936 (Berlin).
He has represented India in more than 185 matches and has scored more than 400 goals. In 1956, he was conferred with Padma Bhushan (the third highest civilian award).
Sports Day celebrations in India
National Sports Day is celebrated in India by presenting awards such as Arjuna Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Dronacharya Award, Dhyan Chand Award.
NATIONAL SPORTS DAY
August 29 2020 marks the 115th birth anniversary of India’s hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand
Dhyan Chand Singh is popularly known as the Wizard of Indian Hockey
He was honored with Padma Bhushan by the Government of India (GoI) in the year 1956 for his great contribution to the field of Indian Hockey
NATIONAL SPORTS AWARD 2020
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award (life time category)
Krishan kumar hooda
Om Prakash Dahiya
Dronacharya award (regular category)
Jude felix Sebastian
Kuldeep kumar handoo
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International Hockey Federation (FIH)
5th Ice hoceky Association of india National hockey championship 2020 has began in :- Leh Ladakh