The importance of National Sports day-August 29 has intensified this year. It is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Indian hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi also pays his tributes to the greatest field hockey players of all time. He has also put forward his message of making sports and fitness a priority amongst youth.
Every year on this day, the President of India presents Arjuna and Khel Ratna awards, celebrating the achievements of exceptional athletes in the country. Dhyan Chand was often called as the magician of Hockey field. He was a man with extraordinary goal-scoring skills. Also, has won three Olympic gold medals during the time Indian hockey was the most dominant.
The meaning of this event intensified this year. Many sports stars as well as political leaders paid their tributes to the hockey legend. They also wished the athletes representing India and creating proud moments at ongoing Asian Games.