National Sports Day: PM Modi Pays Tribute to Major Dhyan Chand on his Birth Anniversary

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National Sports Day stands as a tribute to the legendary Major Dhyan Chand Ji

PM Modi

NEW-DELHI: As the Nation Commemorates the National Sports Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a heartfelt tribute to the iconic figure of Indian hockey, Major Dhyan Chand, on what would have been his 118th birth anniversary. Taking to his official X account (formerly known as Twitter), PM Modi extended his wishes to all sportspersons, acknowledging their significant contributions to the country.

In his tweet, PM Modi wrote, "On National Sports Day, my greetings to all sportspersons. India is proud of their contributions to the nation. I pay homage to Major Dhyan Chand Ji as well on his birth anniversary."

Notably, National Sports Day, observed on August 29th each year, stands as a tribute to the legendary Major Dhyan Chand. His remarkable goal-scoring talent and exceptional ball control have etched his name in the annals of Indian sports history.

Major Dhyan Chand, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, played an instrumental role in India's hockey dominance during the 1928, 1932, and 1936 editions of the Olympics. In an illustrious career spanning 185 international appearances, he managed to score an impressive 570 goals for the nation.