India celebrates its National Sports Day every year on the 29th August.Its the birthday of the Legend, Major DHYAN CHAND ,one  of the best sportsmen ever to have graced the game of hockey. who made India proud by his extraordinary sporting skills. He was the greatest hockey player India has ever seen.


Place of Birth  :India

Born                :29 August 1905

Died                 :3 December 1979

Aged                 :74

Years of service:1922–1956(34 years) 

Playing position:Centre forward 

Awards & Achievements:

1928– Gold medal  at the Olympics, held in Amsterdam. 

1932– Gold medal at the Olympics, held in Los Angeles. 

1936– Gold medal at the Olympics, held in Berlin. 

1956– Bestowed with India’s third-highest civilian award “Padma Bhushan” by the Government of India.

This day is celebrated by organizing friendly matches between different Indian hockey teams at the Dhyan Chand National stadium in New Delhi which was constructed in the respect and honor of Major Dhyan Chand.

On this day, sports persons commemorate this day in a sportive way. The President of India Bestows prestigious awards such as the Arjuna and Dronacharya Award, Dhyan Chand Award, etc. 

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