Chandigarh: Punjab Education Department will observe 'National Sports Day' in commemoration of legendry hockey player Major Dhayan Chand on August 29 at Surjit Hockey Stadium in Jalandhar.
Disclosing this here today, an official spokesman said that the department is already celebrating sports week from August 25 to August 30 in this regard. He said that this week-long celebration would culminate on August 29 with a state level function.
He said that hockey Olympian Pargat Singh would throw light on the contributions of Dhayan Chand to the game. The Education department would distribute free sports kits to the sports persons, he said adding that on this occasion girls' hockey exhibition match would also be played.
Punjab has constructed 14 state of the art sport stadium in the state whereas 10 National level players have been inducted in the police department as DSPs, the spokesman said.