India Celebrating the National Sports Day on 29 August

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The celebration of National Sports Day is doing the round In India. The whole Nation will be seen cheering and honoring the great sportspersons of India. August 29 is esteemed as the National sports day of India. This day marks the birth anniversary of renowned and iconic hockey player Major Dhyan Chand.

History Related to National Sports Day

The history of India’s National Sports Day that is also known as Rashtriya Khel Divas emanates to the year 1905 on 29th. Dhyan Chand who was a legendary hockey player born in a family in Allahabad. He is known to be the finest and greatest hockey player in the history of India till date. In the years 1928, 1932, and 1936 Dhyan Chand bagged three deserved Olympic gold medals in the field of hockey. He was famous by the name of “The Wizard” as he possessed mastery in ball control and he scored more than 400 goals in his entire international career in hockey. He was awarded with the great civilian honor “Padma Bhushan” award in the year 1956 for his magical career in hockey. All his greatness and mastery in hockey is the reason for the celebration of National Sports Day on his particular birth date i.e. 29 August.

Celebration of National Sports Day Around the Entire Nation

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The National Sports Day in India is celebrated with immense honor and enthusiasm. The Rashtriya Bhawan remarks the significant award dispersion commemoration of the great Indian sportspersons. The president of India gives prestigious awards like Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and Dronacharya award, etc. to the sports persons of India for their efforts and achievement during that specific year. The most honored award for lifetime achievement in sports is Dhyan Chand Award in India. The sports persons who contributed their efforts and sacrifice and paid their exertions for the upliftment of sports are awarded by these types of honors after their retirement. The celebration of National Sports Day also observes the proceedings of several sports events in each and every corner of the country. Almost all the schools and educational institutes celebrate their annual sports day on this particular day. The aim to commence annual sports day on this day is to encourage the students and youngsters to participate more and more in sports-related activities and catering them the sports-related education. Various seminars take place that focuses on the healthy mind and soul that can be acquired through active participation in any sport.

Benefits that can be Acquired Through Active Participation in Sports

Active participation in sports can not only keep you fit and fine but also helps in improving the level of concentration and peace of mind. There is no doubt that playing sports accelerates body stamina and strength as well. Sportsman spirit can be cultivated in students by allowing them to participate in games and sports of their own choice rather than forcing them to pick one. One can learn exceptionally well in dealing with negative circumstances as well, one can learn to accept failure along with lessons of life. There is a need to increase the number of opportunities for the students and youngsters. A platform must be given to them in order to showcase their talent in sports activities.


We all are well aware of the fact that National Sports Day is a special event to spread cognizance and awareness about the relevance and significance of sports. From the distribution of awards on this day to the encouragement of sportsperson and achievers are the highlights of this honorable day. We all must encourage participation in sports and efforts should be made to aware the students and children about the positive outcomes of playing sports.