Prime Minister of India, Shree Narendra Modi payed tribute to the legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand lent his hearty congratulations to all the sports-persons and enthusiasts on the occasion of National Sports Day. Every year August 29 is celebrated as National Sports Day in India to mark the achievement of the country in various sports entertainment.
In his tweet, the Prime Minister said “On National Sports Day I congratulate all sports persons and sports enthusiasts who pursue sports with great vigour and passion.” Sri Modi also added in his tweet – “I pay tributes to the exemplary Major Dhyan Chand, whose legendary sporting skills did wonders for Indian hockey”. Mr. Modi also proudly announced “India is blessed with immense sporting talent.
To harness this potential, a portal was launched by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. You can access the portal by visiting nationalsportstalenthunt.com. Twitter handle goes by the name @IndiaSports.”
In order to encourage the sportsmen a web portal was launched by Sports Ministry. This has been made apt so as to give the required support to the talent found in the country, thereby developing many more to come forward to execute and exploit their calibre. Talking about the portal Sri Narendra Modi has elaborated that “The National-Sports-Talent Search-Portal gives essential direction & support to youngsters to pursue their sporting aspirations and shine.”
Also Tributes were rendered by the Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore, Hockey player, Sreejesh PR, cricketer Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and many others on the respective platform.
The National Sports Day in India is celebrated on 29th August every year. This day marks the birthday of Dhyan Chand the hockey player who won three gold medals in Olympics for India in the years 1928, 1932 and 1936.
It is recorded that more than 400 goals were made in Dhyan Chand’s international career, also that he would go on to play till 1948, at the age of 42.
Dhyan Chand was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956 by Indian government for his contribution in Indian hockey.
Among other sports that India looks upon, hockey is one of the oldest and most enjoyed sports. The encouragement given to this sport through the Prime Minister’s tweet will surely inspire the new budding ‘sport stars’ to pull up their socks and run for the task and achieve success.