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National Sports Day: Quotes, Wishes, Messages, Images, Date, and More

Written by QuotesLyfe | Updated on: March 10, 2022


National Sports Day:  Quotes, Wishes, Messages, Images, Date, and More

This article presents the National Sports Day quotes, wishes, messages, images, dates, history, significance, interesting facts, theme, and everything you want to know about National Sports Day.

Introduction of National Sports Day 

Absolutely everyone loves to play sports, isn't it? One often would say no to sports, but nine would surely agree to it. Sports is a physical activity which is for all ages with various types in it. Sports are almost equally important as education. Anyone who wants to develop extraordinary skills of confidence, team spirit, leadership or personality development needs to enhance his interests in sports. Mental health tends to remain good for whoever is playing the sports. Sports is all about strategy, patience and struggle until we become professional in that game. In ports, everything is imperfect. At some point, it tries to say we shouldn't be perfectionists all the time in life. We are humans. We are born to make mistakes then learn from them. Whenever knowing the capability of competitors in his field, ruling on is always incorrect. In the future, we never know in whose court the ball is. Some Sports are about speed, some are about agility, and each of the different sports has their physic like flexibility, strength etc. One thing with independence, no and policy was formulated in India. Hockey was a national sport, but now all sports are proportional. No provision is made for games and sports in our country. There are many purposes to playing. It might be their hobby, their career, or an opportunity to make their body shape fit and fine. First is the importance we should give to health because if health is good, we are the wealthiest. 

How is National Sports Day Celebrated? 

The aim is to lift awareness about how important sports and physical activity should be in each other's lives. Seminars are organized, events are arranged to raise awareness. Awards are distributed like Major Dhyan Chand Award is lifetime achievement in sports, that includes certificate, a cash award f ten lakh rupees, Dhyan Chand statue and ceremonial robe. Also, the Arjuna Award is awarded to that person who is constantly winning over four years in sports. Dronacharya award includes a bronze statue of Dronacharya, ceremonial robe, cash prize of 15 lakh and certificate. This day is celebrated by giving rewards to get attention so that people also understand that sports also has a career apart from education. 

When is National Sports Day Celebrated? 

It is celebrated on 29th August in India. It's celebrated to remember the great legend of hockey team Major Dhyan Chand as this is his birth anniversary. There are some more countries other than India who celebrate this day those are : 

Japan: 10th October 

Iran: 17th October

Malaysia: Second Saturday of September

Qatar: Second Tuesday of February. 

National Sports Day 2022 Date

  • When is National Sports Day 2022?

National Sports Day for the year 2022 is celebrated/observed on Monday, 29 August.

  • National Sports Day dates for the years 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026

Year Weekday Date Name
2022 Mon 29 Aug National Sports Day
2023 Tue 29 Aug National Sports Day
2024 Thu 29 Aug National Sports Day
2025 Fri 29 Aug National Sports Day
2026 Sat 29 Aug National Sports Day

Why is National Sports Day Celebrated? 

India celebrates to honour the honorary figure of India, Major Dhyan Chand, who was the star of the Indian team hockey. This day is to make people more aware of sports and increase sports participation. This will make one's life well-balanced with your body and soul. We recognize some great personalities with their achievements on this day, they get awards, certificates and great honours, Ratna Dhyan awards, and many more achieve their achievement. Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, launched the khelo scheme in 2018 to influence the sports culture as it was in old times. It is made in 12 parts. It has mainly played field development, Community coaching development, Annual sports competition, Sports for an omen, sports for peace and development. More of these developments are to be achieved in the sports sector. India has dreamed of having a super sporting sport to get in touch with great athletes of the world who are capable and have the ability to represent the country. 

History of National Sports Day 

The sporting hero Major Dhyan Chand was born on 29th August 1905 at Prayagraj, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. His real name was Dhyan Singh. He arrived in India in the independence period. His remembering was through his Sports spirit. He won three gold medals in a row and made a hat-trick for India. Summer Olympics were held in1928, 1932 and 1936, giving Indians a heartwarming moment. In which he makes Indians proud and himself also. His victories were mind-blowing in the Olympics from 1928 to 1964, as he won for India a total of seven out of eight. He was known for his ball control. His nickname came out as The wizard. According to the international score, he made 570 goals in 185 matches. If we count the total mix of domestic and international matches, he scored over 1000 plus goals in his entire career. 

Till 202, India is not very good in sports but has become the sixth-largest country in the economic list. We had the champions at that time, wizards of hockey, world champions in badminton, the players of cricket and gamers of snooker and billiards. At the school level, we need to influence the students for sports, make proper planning and strategies to take on r place in national sports competition. One fact that is unbelievable was Dhyan Singh is now known as major Dhyan Chand not played hockey since childhood, but after joining the army he attached to hockey any moreover his father Rameshwar Singh was one of the enormous players of hockey, and his elder son Roop Singh was also interest in playing hockey so much, that he was great player among his team. 

Interesting Facts about Sports and Sports Personalities

  • Dhyan Singh joined the Indian Army at the age of 16 as his father was an employee at British Indian Army. After seeing his dedication towards hockey, his peers called him 'Chand' as his nickname, which means Moon. 
  • Dhyan Singh secured his place in the Los Angeles Olympics without playing an interprovincial tournament, though other players had to play. This happened in 1932.
  • The Indian magician declined the offer of citizenship in Germany given by Adolf Hitler as he was impressed by the Dhyan Singh game at the Berlin Olympics. 
  • In his schooling days, he used to play wrestling as a sport, but for only six years, he played because of his father's transfer from one city to another. 
  • In Delhi, the national hockey stadium was renamed under his name as Dhyan Chand stadium in 2002.
  • You like runs said by the greatest batsman, sir don Bradman in aspects of cricket. 
  • National Institute of Sports in Patiala title chief hockey coach to Dhyan Singh coach who lived in Rajasthan after his retirement. He was also awarded a Padma Bhushan award Dhyan Singh autobiography 'Goal 'in his honour.
  • After a time, he was ignored by people in his last time when he used to live in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. In the Ahmedabad tournament, the people did not know who he was. 
  • On 3rd December 1979, he died in the General ward of AIIMS hospital, New Delhi, as he was diagnosed with liver cancer. But he was cremated in his hometown Jhansi. To honour him Punjab regiment was there to salute him. 
  • Amsterdam Olympics 1928, the Chand won with local teams with huge margin difference although in the main event India won his first gold medal with top scorer Dhyan Chand of 14 goals. 


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