Good morning/Good afternoon/Good evening my friends out there! This is 11:30pm. 29th August, 2013, Thursday in India. How are you my friends? Hope you all are following my new blog and enjoy it.
Friends, today is a very special day in India. We are celebrated the day as National Sports Day. August 29 is instituted as National Sports Day in tribute to the legendary hockey player of India. The day marks the birth anniversary of hockey wizard, Major Dhyan Chand. I want to tell you something more about the day.
|Major Dhyan Chand|
National Sports Day is mainly celebrated in educational institutes and sports academies all over the country. Various sports events especially hockey matches, prize distribution functions are organized on this day. Celebrations for National Sports Day are more common in Punjab and Chandigarh side.
Special Award distribution event at Rastrapati Bhawan makes this day memorable for many stars of the Indian sports world. Popular and renowned sport-related awards like Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award are presented by honorable president of India, to great sportsmen of the year. Dhyan Chand Award is India’s highest award for Lifetime Achievement in sports. This award is bestowed annually to sporting figures and sportsperson who have not only contributed through their performance but have also worked for the promotion of the sport after their retirement. Today, Olympic silver medalist shooter Vijay Kumar and bronze medalist wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt has awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. London Olympians shooters Joydeep Karmakar, who is from West Bengal, received the Arjuna Award.
That’s all for today. Have a great weekend. Take care yourself and your family….Namaskar.