When we celebrate our National Sports Day Why?
First National Sports Day was celebrated in India on 29 August 2012. National Sports Day is celebrated every year in India on 29 August. The day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Indian hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand. Major Dhyan Chand was a legendary figure in Indian and world hockey.
Where is National Sports Day celebration Organised annually?
National Sports Day Celebration
National Sports Day is celebrated extensively at the national level. It is organized every year in the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the President of India presents National Sports Awards to the outstanding players of the country.
Is celebrated as National Sports Day in India every year?
India’s National Sports Day is celebrated every year on August 29. Major Dhyan Chand, widely known as the “Hockey Wizard” and “The Magician”, was born on August 29, 1905, and National Sports Day is marked to celebrate his birthday.
Who is known as the wizard of hockey?
He earned three Olympic gold medals, in 1928, 1932 and 1936. For his contribution towards Indian hockey, Dhyan Chand was also known as The Wizard or The Magician of hockey. … He scored 14 goals, correctly earning the name of ‘the magician of hockey’.