On August 29th, India celebrates National Sports Day. The day commemorates hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand’s birthday. In 2012, the Indian government declared this day to be India’s National Sports Day. Dhyan Chand was instrumental in helping India secure their first hat-trick of Olympic gold medals at the Summer Olympics in 1928, 1932, and 1936. He practised his art of hockey at night after his regular daytime tasks were over, earning him the nickname “Dhyan ‘Chand’”.
To celebrate the legendary athlete’s birthday, India established National Sports Day in 2012. The purpose of the celebration is to honour him and create awareness about the importance of sports in everyday life, with a focus on fitness and health.
|} August 29, 2023|
| Tuesday, 05:24 am to 05:24 am|
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