“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one-yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.”

– Ross Perot

The National Sports Day in India is celebrated on 29 August, on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. It creates a spirit of leadership and sportsmanship in an individual.

It emphasized being healthy, fit, and stress-free. It put forward the legacy of the introduction of new sports along with enhancing the different messages given by old ones.

The day is celebrated with great fanfare with walkathons and football tournaments held across the country. In 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched ‘Fit India Campain’ on the occasion of National Sports Day. The nationwide campaign aims to encourage people to inculcate physical activity and sports in their everyday lives. The Ministry of AYUSH has issued guidelines to implement the Fit India Active Day Programme. The programme is launched to make sure children practice fitness even when they stay home. The programme also intends to create immunity against COVID-19.

Live sessions are to be conducted under the programme. These live sessions shall be accessed by students through Instagram and Facebook. The programme has been launched under the partnership of CBSE.

This day is remarked every sports person who made India in various national and international levels. The day mark a connection between fitness with patriotism. Everyone on this day should do at least one activity related to fitness maybe it is walking, jogging, or cycling. Lets together but separated enjoy the day and bring a change.