World Sports Day : Know The Important Things About

World Sports Day

The National Sports Day in India is celebrated every year on the 29th of August. It is a grand event that is dedicated to various sports to be played in the country. The National Sports Day is a day to promote sports in India and make the children participate in them for their physical and mental health. The National Sports Day is a very joyous and entertaining day for children. Children need to be encouraged to play as much as possible, rather than spending time with smart devices. 

Objectives and Significance of the day

The objective of National Sports Day of India is to inspire the youth of the nation to participate in various sports and prove their ability in the respective field. Sports play a very important role in our life, and they are a source of global fame nowadays. Still, there are no Indian hockey players like Major Dhyanchand, this day is best to tribute the hockey wizard. Through celebrating the event, we pledge to never forget him and follow his strategies throughout our life.

Along with making people aware of the benefits of Sports, it is a great day to honor the Indian prodigies who are making India stand on the global platforms in sports. Because on this day, the players of India are honored by the government in various sports, this aspect makes this day even more important.

Brief History

The National Sports Day is an important event of India launched by the Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi in the year 2015. It was 29 August 2015 when the nation had celebrated its first National Sports Day.

The National Sports Day of India is celebrated in commemoration of the greatest Indian hockey player Major Dhyanchand. He was born on August 29th, 1905. After his skill in hockey, he was globally known as a ‘Hockey Wizard’. He was called the Major because he had served in the British Indian Army and also in the Indian Army after the independence of India in 1947. The world can never forget such a great Indian hockey player. In his respect, the Government of India decided to celebrate his birth anniversary as the ‘National Sports Day’ of India since 2015.

Major Dhyanchand’s skill in hockey fetched Gold Medal for India three times in Olympics. He has also received the great civilian award ‘Padma Bhushan’, and an award has also been started as a tribute to him known as ‘Major Dhyan Chand Award’.

The National Sports Day of India is a day of honor for those who are associated with some sports and also for those who are not associated with any sports. Supporting and cheering up for one that is representing India on a global platform is itself a matter of pride despite he/she wins or loses. Every sports lover and player should be supported by the family, society, and nation. Children should engage in sports like cricket, hockey, football, basketball, throwball, badminton, tennis, table tennis, etc. They can also engage in newer sports like golf, gymnastics, skating, baseball, cycling, rugby, and handball. Sports as an aspect should be made a part of the child’s daily routine.