India Marking the National Sports Day, August 29
The 18th Asian Games are going on and India is gearing up for its best-ever performance at the games. It’s enough to show how India is celebrating National Sports Day.
The country has already bagged over 50 medals. Many of them coming from sports which no one in the country would know even existed!
Why are we quoting all of this? Well, Indian culture and society have sports as an integral part for hundreds of years.
However, in the more recent times, the essence of sports in India had been limited to the one device game – cricket!
It’s heartening that off late, the country has woken up to diverse forms of sports, and the ongoing Asian Games is the testimony to that.
To acknowledge and celebrate the growing sporting culture in the country, August 29 is celebrated as the National Sports Day every year.
The day also owners one of the greatest sporting legends that the country has ever produced – Major Dhyan Chand.
About Major Dhyan Chand
Dhyan Chand Singh, the legendary hockey player is one of the tallest figures in the Indian and the world hockey.
He won several Olympic golds for the country, in the gears 1928, 1934 and 1936.
In his career spanning over 2 decades, Major Dhyan Chand scored over 400 goals at various national and international platforms.
The Major Dhyan Chand award, which is the highest award for achievement in the field of sports in India, has been named after him.
This National Sports Day, let’s renew our commitment towards promoting sports in India.
Let’s resolve to make sports an essential part of our lives, to encourage our children to become great sportspersons.
Resolve to make are sportsmen and women our national heroes. Happy National Sports Day!