National Sports Day 2022: Know All About National Sports Day

August 29 is National Sports Day in India, commemorating the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand.

On August 29, we celebrate the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand on National Sports Day, also known as Rashtriya Khel Diwas.

On August 29, 2012, India celebrated its first National Sports Day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi named a new Khel Ratna Award after Major Dhyan Chand on August 6, 2021.

Sports heroes and champions are honored on this day, whose contributions and dedication have brought honor to their nations.

A primary goal of National Sports Day is to promote awareness about sports and being physically active in daily life.

We celebrate National Sports Day on his birthday because Major Dhyan Chand has been a famous player of hockey, our country's national game.

His Olympic gold medals in the field of hockey were earned in 1928, 1932, and 1936 as part of the three-time gold medalist Indian hockey team.

In the Rashtrapati Bhavan, National Sports Day is held every year and the President of the country awards the respective winner for their contribution to the enhancement of the value of the tricolor flag throughout the world.

National Sports Day is celebrated with the highest awards, including Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award, and Dronacharya Award, given to respective players and former players.