Need for National Sports Day

 National Sports Day

The National sports day in India is celebrated on 29th August. This day we commemorate the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, great Indian hockey legend. He is known as “the magician “and “hockey wizard”. He played a very significant role in helping India complete their first hat-trick of Olympic gold medals with victories at the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Summer Olympics. The first National sports day was celebrated on August 29, 2012. Sports day is also known as Rashtriya Khel Divas.

He was born in Allahabad on 29th August 1905. He leaded the Indian hockey team in Olympics in Los Angeles 1932 and seized gold. He was top scorer with 14 goals in five matches. During 1936 Olympics in Berlin the Indian hockey team scored 38 goals in the competition and bagged gold medal. Major Dyan Chand was awarded Padma Bhushan, which is the third highest civilian award in India. He became chief coach of National Institute of Sports( NIS), Patiala. The National stadium in Delhi is named after this great legend.

Sports day is celebrated in schools and colleges by hosting sports day and athletic meets. Sports encourage and empower youth, increase talent and skill of students. Teachers also take part in sports celebrations. Sports improve physical fitness, empower and enlighten mind and abilities of students. 

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