The Fact News Service
New Delhi, August 29
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to India’s hockey legend Major Dyan Chand on the occasion of his 118th birth anniversary and the 12th National Sports Day on Monday.
PM Modi took his X (formerly Twitter) handle to wish the Indian sportspersons in the special day of the National Sports Day.
On National Sports Day, my greetings to all sportspersons. India is proud of their contributions to the nation. I pay homage to Major Dhyan Chand Ji as well on his birth anniversary.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 29, 2023
“On National Sports Day, my greetings to all sportspersons. India is proud of their contributions to the nation. I pay homage to Major Dhyan Chand Ji as well on his birth anniversary,” PM Modi wrote.
National Sports Day is being celebrated across the country today. It is celebrated as a tribute to Major Dhyan Chand, known for his goal-scoring ability and superb ball control.
A three-time Olympic gold medal winner, Major Dhyan Chand was part of the Indian hockey team that won gold in the 1928, 1932 and 1936 editions of the Olympics. In his 185 appearances for the country, he scored 570 goals for India.
Dhyan Chand played field hockey for the United Provinces team from where he got selected to play for the Indian team that went to the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics.