The nation India celebrates, observe and rejoice the day National Sports Day and we celebrate the National Sports Day on every 29th August each and every year.

The day National Sports Day is rejoiced and observe in the memory of Dhyan Chand, the Hockey legend’s birth Anniversary who made India proud of his astonishing, amazing and surprising sporting skills. He was the greatest hockey player and he created history by winning gold medals for India in the years 1928, 1932 and 1936.

Dhyan Chand, the hockey legend was born on 29 August 1905 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, officially and widely known as ‘Major Dhyan Chand’ and the National Sports Day is celebrated in the memory of him only.

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At very tender age of 16 he joined the Indian army, Subedar Major Bale Tiwari, his mentor, identified the talent and skill, the major Dhyaan Chand was blessed with and guided him all the way through the initial stages of his career in the sport and the National Sports Day  is observed in the name of him only.

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Pankaj Gupta was the first coach of Dhyan Chand who taught him the game, and eventually, Dhyan Chand became a master in ball trickle and goal scoring anyway.

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Dhyan Chand Career in Sports

At the period of his sports career, Dhyan Chand won Olympic Gold medals for six times for India in a row. His lifetime awards and achievements in sports are regarded as the highest point in the history of the Indian sports ever.

He scored more than 400 goals in his career that has been spanned for around 22 years and the legend is also honored with one of the prestigious award ‘Padma Bhushan’.

Dhyan Chand also contributed to the game even after his retirement, and after retirement, he turned to be the coach of the hockey team at National Institute of Sports in Patiala.

The National Sports Day is dedicated to the brilliant hockey player Dhyan Chand. This day celebrated by conducting friendly matches in New Delhi between different Indian hockey’s teams at Dhyan Chand National Stadium.

The mentioned stadium in New Delhi was constructed in respect and honor of Major Dhyan Chand.

Read some quotes regarding the sports on this National Sports Day.

National Sports Day Quotes

“A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” – Wayne Gretzky

“Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds the other team below 100 points they almost always win.” – Doug Collins

“Approach the game with no preset agendas and you’ll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.” – Phil Jackson

Gold Medals aren’t really made of Gold. They’re made of Sweat, Determination, and the hard-to-find alloy called guts.

Winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else – Vince Lombardi

Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.

Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a vision – Muhammad Ali

Love is playing every game as if it’s your last- Michael Jordan

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”- Derek Jeter

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali


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