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India Pays Tribute To Major Dhyan Chand On His Birth Anniversary

Major Dhyan Chand
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Highlights :

  • A tribute was paid to Major Dhyan Chand for his contribution to Indian sports.
  • Dhyan Chand won three gold medals for India in the Olympics.
  • The national stadium in Delhi has been named after Dhyan Chand as well.

India has often fared well in the field of hockey, and Dhyan Chand is definitely one of the names which have made India proud when it comes to the national sport. Major had won 3 gold medals for India in 1928, 1932, and 1936 consecutively in the Olympics. He had been one of the most prominent players of the nation, who was able to bring victory with the easy swipes of his hockey stick. The crucial victory against the German team in 1936 was mostly to his credit. Out of the seven goals netted against the German team, three were scored by the legendary Major Dhyan. 

Respect Paid To Shri Dhyan Chand By Union Ministry

The Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister, Anurag Thakur, extended his best wishes towards the sportspersons who have dedicated their lives to bring glory to the nation at the international level. He remembered the birth anniversary of Mojar Dhyan with fondness and promised to make India a top runner in most sporting events.

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He was the first hockey player who had a commemorative post stamp designed in his honor. The lifetime award in sports has been named after Major to signify his importance in Indian sports.

Significance Of The Player In Indian Sports

The national stadium in India has also been named after him, as he continues to inspire millions of hearts to pursue sports. The passion for one’s dream can be learned from the hard path traveled by Dhyan Chand in his pursuit of excellence. National Sports Day is celebrated on his birthday, 29th August. The goalkeeper of India’s present hockey team, PR Sreejesh, made a moving post on the birthday of Major as well.

Recently, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna was renamed Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award in order to mark his contribution to Indian sports. The eminent player was also awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956.

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What Do You Think?

What do you think about this tribute to Shri Dhyan Chand? Will it be enough to inculcate the spirit of sports in India? Let us know your views in the comment section below.

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