National Sports Day: Fans and sportspersons pay homage to hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand
Sports is something which encourages children, gives medals and reputation to sportsmen and glory and respect to a nation. Hence India celebrates it’s National Sports Day on August 29th.
This day commemorates the birth anniversary of Indian hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand. Regarded as one of the finest to have played the game, he was known for his goal scoring skill. Dhyan Chand won three Olympic Gold medals, in 1928, 1932 and 1936. that was a point in history when India dominated world hockey.
Heartfelt Tributes to the legend, 'The Magician Of Hockey' and 'The Wizard' #MajorDhyanChand on his Birth Anniversary. Greetings to all fellow Sportspersons on the occasion of #NationalSportsDay. 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/QIkZ0kJyRk— Rani Rampal (@imranirampal) August 29, 2019
#NationalSportsDay remembering the wizardry of #dhyanchand, left nations stunned,his brand of hockey cannot be matched.He created standards of excellence remains etched in our memory even today.Gave us Tag of #HockeyChampions globally.His narrative on hockey truly unprecedented— Chaitanya Prasad (@Chatty111Prasad) August 29, 2019
A man who has had such an impact on #Sports in #India that the country celebrates his birthday as #NationalSportsDay, #DhyanChand remains an icon and a source of inspiration.— ALL INDIA RADIO (@AkashvaniAIR) August 29, 2019
AIR remembers the "Wizard of Hockey" 🏑 pic.twitter.com/d89HAzzLFw
On the juncture of National Sports Day, fans and sportspersons are all recalling the hockey icon and paying their homage. “Heartfelt Tributes to the legend, ‘The Magician Of Hockey’ and ‘The Wizard’ #MajorDhyanChand on his Birth Anniversary. Greetings to all fellow Sportspersons on the occasion of #NationalSportsDay,” read India women hockey player Rani Rampal’s post.
Major Dhyan Chand scored over 400 goals in his career which lasted over 22 years. National Stadium in New Delhi was remaned to Dhyan Chand National stadium in 2002. The nation also initiated the highest award for lifetime achievement in sports after his name.