Dhyan Chand

Juniors putting pressure but Khel Ratna Sardar Singh hopes to carry on until Tokyo Olympics

Juniors putting pressure but Khel Ratna Sardar Singh hopes to carry on until Tokyo Olympics

Hockey being one of the most physically demanding sports, it gets difficult to cope with the demands on the other side of 30, but Sardar stays hopeful to extend his career to Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Sep 06, 2017, 16:48 PM IST
Bharat Ratna for hockey wizard: Olympian Ashok Kumar hails Sports Ministry's effort for recognising Dhyan Chand

Bharat Ratna for hockey wizard: Olympian Ashok Kumar hails Sports Ministry's effort for recognising Dhyan Chand

Kumar's reaction came after the Sports Minister Vijay Goel wrote to the Prime Minister's Office, requesting Bharat Ratna for the late Dhyan Chand.

Jun 08, 2017, 19:21 PM IST
Sports Ministry writes to Prime Minister's Office, requests Bharat Ratna for hockey legend Dhyan Chand

Sports Ministry writes to Prime Minister's Office, requests Bharat Ratna for hockey legend Dhyan Chand

Hockey legend Dhyan Chand helped India win three gold medals at the Olympics.

Jun 07, 2017, 18:31 PM IST
Sport becomes Bollywood's latest goldmine: Akshay Kumar reveals launch of new movie Gold

Sport becomes Bollywood's latest goldmine: Akshay Kumar reveals launch of new movie Gold

Always regarded as one of the fittest and also bankable actors, Akshay doing a sporting movie sure gives Bollywood certain legitimacy.

Oct 21, 2016, 18:37 PM IST
Happy Birthday Dhyan Chand: 10 interesting facts you must know about India's hockey legend

Happy Birthday Dhyan Chand: 10 interesting facts you must know about India's hockey legend

Dhyan Chand led India to three Olympic gold medal wins in 1928, 1932 and 1936.

Aug 29, 2016, 10:24 AM IST
Dhyan Chand should have got Bharat Ratna ahead of Sachin Tendulkar, says former greats

Dhyan Chand should have got Bharat Ratna ahead of Sachin Tendulkar, says former greats

The clamour for the award to Dhyan Chand has resurfaced after he missed out on the honour in 2013 when Tendulkar was chosen for the country's highest civillian honour ahead of the hockey legend.

Aug 28, 2016, 19:17 PM IST
PM Modi hosts Rio medallists PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, national sports awardees

PM Modi hosts Rio medallists PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, national sports awardees

India returned with two medals, a silver in women's singles badminton and a bronze in women's wrestling, from the Rio Games.

Aug 28, 2016, 19:00 PM IST
Makers of biopic on Dhyan Chand yet to finalise lead actor

Makers of biopic on Dhyan Chand yet to finalise lead actor

Names of superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor had cropped up to play the hockey legend on screen.

Jul 03, 2016, 12:19 PM IST
Milkha Singh for time-bound plan to produce top athletes

Milkha Singh for time-bound plan to produce top athletes

Legendary athlete Milkha Singh on Sunday said the government should chart out a time-bound plan with the help of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and other sports bodies to produce athletes who excel internationally.

Dec 13, 2015, 22:27 PM IST
Ten interesting facts about hockey legend Dhyan Chand

Ten interesting facts about hockey legend Dhyan Chand

Birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand is celebrated as National Sports Day in India.

Aug 29, 2015, 12:55 PM IST
Sarita Devi's Asiad incident brought bad name to country: Milkha Singh

Sarita Devi's Asiad incident brought bad name to country: Milkha Singh

New Delhi; Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh on Friday criticised boxer Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal during the Asian Games victory ceremony last year, saying that her act had

Jan 16, 2015, 14:12 PM IST
Karan Johar to pay tribute to Dhyan Chand

Karan Johar to pay tribute to Dhyan Chand

If one believed that only cinema and cricket were equally popular in India, then it’s time to change the perception.

Oct 07, 2014, 09:51 AM IST
Sports minister pays tribute to Dhyan Chand on 109th birth anniversary

Sports minister pays tribute to Dhyan Chand on 109th birth anniversary

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Friday paid rich tributes to Major Dhyan Chand on his 109th birth anniversary and hoped the new generation could take some inspiration from the legendary hockey player.

Aug 29, 2014, 13:31 PM IST

Milkha Singh delighted as Dhyan Chand recommended for Bharat Ratna

India`s legendary athlete Milkha Singh Tuesday was delighted with the news of hockey wizard late Dhyan Chand being recommended for the Bharat Ratna, India`s highest civilian award.

Aug 12, 2014, 23:52 PM IST

Home Ministry recommends Major Dhyan Chand for Bharat Ratna: Kiren Rijiju

Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, on Tuesday informed Lok Sabha that the Union Home Ministry has sent recommendation for Bharat Ratna for late Major Dhyan Chand to the PMO, after receiving recommendations from several quarters.

Aug 12, 2014, 15:48 PM IST

Shah Rukh should play Dhyan Chand on screen: Abhishek Bachchan

Actor Abhishek Bachchan feels superstar Shah Khan Khan should make a movie on legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand and also essay his role on-screen as he looks like him.

Jul 26, 2014, 16:59 PM IST

Bharat Ratna for Tenzing if BJP voted to power, says Ahluwalia

In an attempt to connect with the local populace, BJP vice president and nominee for the Darjeeling parliamentary seat SS Ahluwalia has said mountaineer Tenzing Norgay Sherpa deserves Bharat Ratna and the BJP will look into the matter if voted to power.

Mar 24, 2014, 13:39 PM IST

Ministry issues norms for awarding Khel Ratna, Dronacharya

With an aim to avoid controversy on giving away sports awards, the government today decided to grant 90 per cent weightage to medal winners of Olympics, Asian and Commonwealth Games and World Cup/World Championships held once in four years for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand awards.

Feb 03, 2014, 22:33 PM IST

Government issues guidelines for sports awards

With an aim to avoid controversies during the naming of athletes for National Sports Awards, the government today issued guidelines, incorporating a number of conditions to make the selection process transparent and time-bound.

Jan 10, 2014, 21:12 PM IST

Ex-players march to PMO, demand Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand

Demanding that late hockey legend Dhyan Chand be conferred with the Bharat Ratna, former players and several fans of the game today marched upto the Prime Minister`s Office to submit a memorandum requesting that the process be expedited.

Jan 08, 2014, 20:56 PM IST