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National Sports Day in India 29 August

National Sports Day is a public holiday celebrated in various countries to honour the national sports teams and sports traditions of those countries.


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The National Sports Day in India is celebrated on 29 August, on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand . This day marks the birthday of Major Dhyan Dhyan Chand Singh, the hockey player who won gold medals in Olympics for India in the years 1928, 1932 and 1936. He scored over 400 goals in his career, from 1926 to 1948.




After putting his stamp on international hockey arena, and having served his country to reach its pinnacles of glory multiple times. He is a legendary figure in the Indian and world hockey. The most noted memorials for him is the Major Dhyan Chand Award ,the highest award for lifetime achievement in sports and games in India ,


and the National Sport day celebrations on his birthday. Major Dhyan chand learnt the game of hockey from his coach Pankaj Gupta.There is no who has reached his level in hockey.



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