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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Only Sardar would have found place in golden era team: Balbir

Disappointed with the state of Indian hockey right now, three-time Olympic gold-medallist and former captain Balbir Singh (Sr) feels among the current lot of players, only Sardar Singh would have found a place in the Indian teams that competed in the golden era.

Sachin Tendulkar should be made sports minister, says Milkha Singh

Legendary track and field sprinter Milkha Singh today said hockey legend Dhyan Chand deserved the Bharat Ratna honour "before anyone else", even as he proposed that cricket great Sachin Tendulkar be made sports minister of the country.

Government considering Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand: Jitendra

Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said that the government was mulling over conferring the Bharat Ratna on hockey wizard Dhyan Chand for his contribution to the game and sports in general in the country.

Dhyan Chand deserved Bharat Ratna before Sachin: Milkha

India`s athletics icon Milkha Singh is glad that the doors have been opened for sportspersons to receive India`s highest civilian award “Bharat Ratna” but would have been happier if hockey legend Dhyan Chand was the first recipient instead of Sachin Tendulkar.

Confer Bharat Ratna to Dhyan Chand: HIL chief Batra

Demand for honouring Dhyan Chand with Bharat Ratna got louder on Tuesday with Hockey India League asking the government to confer the country`s highest civilian award to the hockey wizard.

Nation wanted greatest honour for Sachin Tendulkar: Shinde

Amid the debate over Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday said the highest civilian award had been conferred on him as "the whole nation wanted the greatest honour" for the celebrated cricketer.

Sachin Tendulkar played cricket for money, why give him Bharat Ratna: JD(U)

Janata Dal United on Monday raised questions on conferral of Bharat Ratna to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar saying the award has ‘become a joke.’

Bharat Ratna: If Sachin Tendulkar deserves it then why not Dhyan Chand?

The government’s decision to award the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, to cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has reignited the debate on who should have got it – the master blaster or hockey legend, the late Dhyan Chand?

Milkha, Bindra congratulate Sachin Tendulkar

Legendary athlete Milkha Singh on Saturday congratulated Sachin Tendulkar after he brought the curtain down on a glorious career and said the iconic cricketer deserved to be conferred with the Bharat Ratna.

Vishwanathan Anand too deserved Bharat Ratna, says Dibyendu Barua

India`s second Grandmaster after Vishwanathan Anand, Dibyendu Barua today welcomed the government`s decision to bestow Bharat Ratna on Sachin Tendulkar but added that the five-time World chess champion too deserved the highest civilian award.

Dhyan Chand too deserved Bharat Ratna: Gurbux Singh

With the government on Saturday announcing Bharat Ratna for cricket genius Sachin Tendulkar, former hockey great and Olympian Gurbux Singh said hockey wizard Dhyan Chand was more deserving.

Dhyan Chand`s 118th birth anniversary marked

It was Dhyan Chand’s 118th birth anniversary yesterday, i.e. August 29. He is a legend, who helped India win three Olympic Gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936.