National Sports Day: WhatsScore salutes Indian sportsmen for hardwork, resolve

Image result for dhyan chandToday, It’s our National Sports Day!! Celebrating the birth anniversary of the legendary Major Dhyan Chand. The man with the GOLDEN hockey stick!!

NATIONAL SPORTS DAY

  • National Sports Day in India is celebrated yearly on 29th of August, to commemorate birth date of Dhyan Chand.
  • Dhyan Chand is a legend in hockey not only for India but also for the world.
  • National sports day 2018 is celebrated on August 29th 2018.
  • On this day India celebrates the spirit of the sportsmanship and to honor sportsmen who have took India to new heights in internationally sports competition.
  • Many schools celebrated it as school sports day with various competitions and activities like national sports day speech essay and more.

Major Dhyan Chand Legacy:

  • Dhyan Chand was born on 29th August 1905 in Allahabad.
  • Dhyan Chand’s father was in British army.
  • Dhyan chand also joined the Indian army at the age of 16 and then started playing hockey.
  • Dhyan chand was nicknamed as ‘A Magician’ or ‘A Wizard’ for his incredible skill in ball control.
  • Dhyan Chand was a three time gold medal winner in Olympics.
  • He was a great contributor for the golden era of Indian Men’s hockey from 1928 to 1964, where India won 7 gold medals in 8 Olympics.
  • He became the captain of Indian hockey team in 1934 and won many matches in his leadership. In his career, he has scored over 400 goals.