National Sports Day: Today is the 119th birthday of hockey magician Major Dhyan Chand. Today this day is celebrated as National Sports Day across the country. On this occasion, Master-Blaster and ‘God of Cricket’ Sachin Tendulkar has also given a special message for everyone. Sachin has said that, in the most difficult situations, any sport can bring hope and happiness in your life. We all should make it a habit to play sports.
Tendulkar shared a video on Twitter, in which he is seen playing cricket with children. He also wrote, “Sports brings hope and happiness in our lives even in the most difficult situations. Today on the occasion of National Sports Day, we should make it our habit to play sports. To ourselves and all the people around us. Keep cheering.”
Sreejesh remembered Major Dhyan Chand
Indian hockey team’s star goalkeeper and Tokyo Olympics 2020 bronze medalist PR Sreejesh paid tribute to hockey magician Major Dhyan Chand on the occasion of National Sports Day today.
Sreejesh wrote in his tweet, “The passion to fulfill dreams, the will to work hard and the right vision makes a champion player. Today, on the birthday of hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand, I pay my tributes by remembering him. I wish you all a very Happy National Sports Day.”
Major Dhyan Chand was born on 29 August 1905.
Let us tell you that Major Dhyan Chand was born on 29 August 1905. For his magical game, he was called the magician of hockey. Major Dhyan Chand played hockey for India from 1926 to 1949 and played an important role in getting India the Olympic gold medals of 1928, 1932 and 1936.
The National Stadium in Delhi has also been named after Major Dhyan Chand. Apart from this, recently the Central Government has also changed the name of ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award’ to ‘Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award’.
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National Sports Day: Major Dhyan Chand had given India three Olympic gold, scored more than 1000 goals in career