The hockey legend Major Diyan Chand’s birthday on August 29th was celebrated as National Sports Day.© Twitter
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that the biggest compliment to Major Diyan Chand was the current youth’s passion for sports. Diyan Chand was a legendary hockey player known for his magical hockey kills. He was part of the Indian hockey team, which won gold medals at the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympics. “This year I won the Olympic medal in hockey 40 years later. I can imagine how happy Major Diyanchand is today.” Reaffirms today’s youth’s love for sports. This passion for the sport is the greatest compliment to Major Diyanchand, “the Prime Minister said in his monthly radio show, Mankibert.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Modi announced that the Kerratna Award would be called the Major Diyan Chand Kerratna Award.
This was the day after the Indian men’s hockey team won the bronze medal after spending 41 years at the Olympics.
Prime Minister Modi also said that India could only achieve the sporting heights it deserves through participation.
“We must not stop this momentum. Our sports grounds in villages, towns and cities must be full. Only with all participation India achieves the height of the sport it deserves. You can, “said Prime Minister Modi.
On August 29, India celebrates National Sports Day, celebrating the birthday of the hockey wizard Diyan Chand.
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