National Sports Day| Tribute to Major Dhyan Chand

National Sports Day: Tribute to Major Dhyan Chand 


Hello, guys today I am going to tell you about National Sports day and the history behind the formation of this day. 


National sports day is celebrated on 29 august on the birth anniversary of Hockey king Major Dhayan Chand.

This day is very special for other sportspeople too because of national sports day awards like the dronacharya award, Arjuna award, which have been given to talented and hardworking sportsmen by the President at Rashtrapati Bhawan. 


You are today’s generation, there is a possibility that you haven’t heard about the great Major Dhayan Chand. 


Who is Major Dhayan Chand?

Who is Major Dhayan Chand

Major Dhyan Chand was born in Allahabad  [ Prayagraj on 29 august 1905]. 


Major Dhayan Chand was the king of hockey at his time. He has scored 570 goals in 185 matches. 


The number of goals is huge. Right? In 1956 Government of India awarded Major Dhayan Chand the3 highest civilian awards. Not only this the national stadium in Delhi was renamed Dhyan Chand National stadium in 2002. 


What is the main aim behind sports day?

What is the main aim behind sports day

The main aim behind sports day is to tell the importance of sports in our day-to-day life. 


Benefits of sports :


Do you know what happens to our bodies when we play sports?


1) Changes start to occur when we play sports


  • Improve our physical structure 
  • Increase our confidence and focus 


2) Which chemical is released in our body while playing sports? 


While playing sports our body releases chemicals like Endorphins. We can also call it a natural hormone present in the nervous system it controls pain and pleasure Psychological benefits when we play sports


  • Help to learn new things
  • We learn to accept defeats
  • Reduces depression
  • Increase confidence


One fact famous fact about sports


Children who play sports are more active than children who don’t play sports


Serial no Sports name  Fans / Followers
1. Soccer 3.5 billion fans 
2. Cricket 2-3 billion fans 
3. Basketball 2.2 billion fans 
4. Tennis 1 billion fans
5. Volleyball 900 million fans 


How to be a successful sportsman or a successful person?


Listen to my dear friend there is not any direct way of success but if a person wants success then he/she must have this quality if you want to be a successful sportsman.


  • You should be punctual
  • You always follow the advice given by your parents and coach 
  • You should be honest with yourself
  • You should respect a player who is not good in sports 


Now let’s go for more F.A.Q 

Who is known as the God of Hockey?

Major Dhyan Chand is known as the god of hockey because of his wonderful control over the ball.

What is the original name of Dhyan Chand?

The original name of Dhyan Chand is Dhyan Singh. The title of Chand was given by his first coach. Who says that he will shine like the moon one day and that happens Dhyan Chand is known as the best hockey player.

When and at which age did Major Dhyan Chand retire?

Major Dhyan Chand retired at the age of 42 in 1948.

What was the occupation of Dhyan Chand's father?

Dhayan Chand's father was a soldier in the Indian Army.

Who brings hockey to India?

Hockey is brought to India by Britishers. First in India hockey is use introduced as a game in school for physical activity after some time it’s made space in the games of the Indian army.



Last Words :

National Sports day is one of the greatest days for India because this day tells us that if we focus on our sports then we also can become legends like Major Dhyan Chand.


My view about major Dhyan Chand :


According. to my Major Dhyan Chand was a very Great, Hardworking and Motherland lover. This mam life teaches us a great lesson about how to work hard? You shouldn’t forget your motherland. He will be a very respectable person for me and our country India. 

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