Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tribute to hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand, on his 115th birth anniversary. The occasion is celebrated as National Sports Day in the country.
PM Modi acknowledged the “remarkable achievements” of Indian sportspersons and encouraged the youth to spontaneously take part in “sports and fitness” activities to stay happy and healthy. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju also paid his tribute to the legendary hockey player on his birth anniversary at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.
Rijiju tweeted “On #NationalSportsDay paid floral tribute to Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary today, at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium. #MajorDhyanChand #NationalSportsDay2020,”.
“Government of India is making numerous efforts to popularise sports and support sporting talent in India. At the same time, I urge everyone to make sports and fitness exercise a part of their daily routine. There are many benefits to doing so. May everyone be happy and healthy,” he added.
#NationalSportsDay is a day to celebrate the remarkable achievements of all those exemplary sportspersons who have represented India in various sports and made our nation proud. Their tenacity and determination are outstanding.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 29, 2020