The National Sports Day is celebrated on 29 August on the birth anniversary of Dhyan Chand, widely considered the greatest field hockey player of all time.
Dhyan Chand 115th birth anniversary: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cricketer Virender Sehwag and others pay tribute to hockey legend
The hockey legend Dhyan Chand was born on 29 August 1905 and in his honour India commemorates the National Sports Day. Wishes poured in on the 115th birth anniversary of 'The Wizard'.
Former and current players demand Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand ahead of hockey legend's birth anniversary
The discussion was part of a digital campaign which was launched by former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, actors Babushaan Mohanty and Rachel White last year to demand 'Bharat Ratna' for Major Dhyan Chand.
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History will look at Balbir generously, as an Indian hockey star revered and venerated almost as much as Dhyan Chand. Both won three Olympic golds. Both set extremely high standards.
If anyone qualifies to be called a legend in Indian hockey after Dhyan Chand, it's Balbir Singh Senior, said iconic Milkha Singh condoling the death of his 'great friend'.
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Jadeja missed the National Awards ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday on the occasion of National Sports Day as he is currently at the Caribbean with the national team.
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National Sports Day: From Deepa Malik to Ravindra Jadeja, complete list of Khel Ratna, Arjuna and Dronacharya Award winners
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Narendra Modi launches 'Fit India Movement' on hockey legend Dhyan Chand's birth anniversary, says fitness necessary for healthy life
The fitness programme launched by Narendra Modi will be broadcast live by Doordarshan between 10 am to 11 am. As part of the movement, common people would be informed about the advantages of staying fit and healthy.
National Sports Day 2019: History, significance of day commemorating 114th birth anniversary of hockey 'wizard' Major Dhyan Chand
National Sports Day 2019: The National Sports Day is celebrated on 29 August, on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, who is regarded as nation's greatest hockey player of all time.
National Sports Day: All you need to know about its history, list of sporting honours to be bestowed today and more
The National Sports Day in India is celebrated on 29 August every year on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. Every year, on the same day, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports under Government of India gives away the sports awards.
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Asian Games performances will be considered for 2018 National Sports Awards to be held on 25 September
The Sports Ministry is open to the idea of considering outstanding performers of next month's Asian Games for this year's National Sports Awards, which will be held on 25 September instead of the conventional 29 August to ensure that athletes don't miss out due to their participation in the continental showpiece.
The BCCI has recommended former India captain Rahul Dravid for the prestigious Dronacharya award and once again nominated Virat Kohli for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna honour.
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The Arjuna Award Committee will be headed by Justice (retired) CK Thakkar and will meet on 3 August to select this year's awardees.
Olympian Ashok Kumar said, "I appreciate the government for doing this (requesting Bharat Ratna0 to recognise Dhyan Chand. We are all very happy. People across the country are appreciating this."
The sports ministry has written to the Prime Minister's Office, requesting Bharat Ratna for the late Dhyan Chand in what can be considered its latest push to bestow the hockey legend with India's highest civilian honour.
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