National Sports Day: Tributes pour in on Major Dhyan Chand’s 115th birth anniversary


Wishes poured in for Major Dhyan Chand, India’s largest hockey participant, on his 115th birth anniversary on Saturday. Dhyan Chand, who used to be born as of late in 1905, is considered some of the easiest gamers to have ever performed the game.

Dhyan Chand, who had joined the military on the of 16, used to be instrumental in India’s hat-trick of gold medals in the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympics. Known for his unmatchable goal-scoring talents, Dhyan Chand is famend as ‘the magician or the wizard of hockey’, principally as a result of his talents with the hockey stick.

On Dhyan Chand’s birthday, which could also be noticed because the ‘National Sports Day’ in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter to pay his tribute to the nice hockey participant.

“Today, on #NationalSportsDay, we pay tributes to Major Dhyan Chand, whose magic with the hockey stick can never be forgotten. This is also a day to laud the outstanding support given by the families, coaches and support staff towards the success of our talented athletes,” tweeted PM Modi.


“National Sports Day 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,” he added.

“Today is #NationalSportsDay and I pay my tribute to the ‘The Wizard of Indian Hockey’ Major Dhyan Chand on his Birth Anniversary. The great sportsman displayed unparalleled dedication and skills in Hockey to bring accolades and honour to India,” tweeted Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju.

Rijiju used to be additionally paid floral tribute to Dhyan Chand in the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium on Saturday.


“On #NationalSportsDay, I salute all our sportsperson who have been making India proud through their passion & hard-work. Modi govt is committed and playing an instrumental role in promoting sports and nurturing the young talent through initiatives like Khelo India & Fit India,” tweeted Home Minister Amit Shah.


“Tributes to the Bharat Ratna, Major Dhyanchand on his birth anniversary. It’s high time the legend who is a Bharat Ratna receives the Bharat Ratna,” tweeted former India opener Virender Sehwag.




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