While reiterating that Major Dhyan Chand should be conferred the Bharat Ratna, legendary athlete Milkha Singh conveyed his congratulations to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and late freedom fighter-educationist Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya on being named for India's highest civilian honour.
Paying tribute to Major Dhyan Chand on his 109th birth anniversary, which is being celebrated as the National Sports Day, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said the best way to honour the hockey wizard's memory is to inculcate the qualities he displayed on the field.
With Major Dhyan Chand`s name finally being nominated for the Bharat Ratna, another hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr feels going by his achievements he too deserves the country`s highest civilian award and hopes to get the recognition in his lifetime.
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.
Late Major Dhyan Chand was robbed of the honour to become the first sportsperson to get the Bharat Ratna because the Prime Minister`s Office had stopped following up on the hockey wizard`s recommendation from the sports ministry.
Susheel Gupta slammed a hat-trick to help Bengal thrash Mizoram 5-0 in a league match and register their second consecutive win in Pool C on the fifth day of the fourth Hockey India Senior Men National Championship at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, here on Monday.
The process of conferring the country`s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna on batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was initiated on the first day of his farewell 200th cricket Test on November 14 last and the announcement made two days later, according to an RTI reply.
Hosts India blew away a goal lead and conceded two late goals to go down 1-2 against Belgium to finish sixth in the Hero Hockey World League Final on a chilly evening at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, here today.
New Zealand defeated Argentina in sudden death after both the teams were locked at 1-1 in regulation time followed by deadlock in penalty shoot-out, to progress to the semifinals of the Hero Hockey World League Final at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, here today.
The inaugural Hockey World League Final is chief coach Terry Walsh`s first real test with the Indian team and the Australian sounded realistic about his side`s chances, saying he was eyeing nothing but "improvement" from his wards in the tournament.
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.
India on Tuesday crashed out of the Junior Men`s Hockey World Cup after being held to a 3-3 draw by Korea in their last pool match and a disappointed chief coach Greg Clark rued that his wards "gave away" the match.
Riding on Maxime Plennevaux`s double strike in the last 10 minutes of the match, Belgium posted a come-from-behind 2-2 draw against Pakistan to qualify for quarterfinals while Germany thrashed Egypt 6-0 to make the cut at the Hero Junior Men`s Hockey World Cup here on Tuesday.
Former union minister and current Rajya Sabha MP Ram Vilas Paswan has stated that legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand should have got the prestigious Bharat Ratna award ahead of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.