National Sports Day

Major Dhyan Chand's magic with hockey stick can never be forgotten: PM Narendra Modi

The Prime Minister took to his official Twitter handle and wrote that Dhyan Chand's magic with the hockey stick can never be forgotten.

Aug 29, 2020, 11:32 AM IST

Kiren Rijiju pays tribute to Major Dhyan Chand on his 115th birth anniversary

Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on Saturday paid rich tribute to 'The Wizard of Indian Hockey' Major Dhyan Chand on the occasion of the latter's 115th birth anniversary.

Aug 29, 2020, 10:40 AM IST

National Sports Day: President Ram Nath Kovind to virtually confer National Sports and Adventure Awards 2020 on August 29

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju, President of the Indian Olympic Association Narendra Dhruv Batra and several other dignitaries will attend the ceremony from Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.

Aug 28, 2020, 23:19 PM IST

Deepa Malik conferred Khel Ratna, Bajrang Punia & Ravindra Jadeja miss awards ceremony

While Malik took the award, Punia had to skip the awards ceremony as he is training in Russia for the upcoming World championships.

Aug 29, 2019, 18:35 PM IST

Major Dhyan Chand amazed the world with his fitness and stamina: PM Narendra Modi's tribute to hockey legend

Major Dhyan Chand was born in 1905 and was known for his magical hockey skills. He was part of the Indian hockey team which struck gold in the Olympics of 1928, 1932, and 1936.

Aug 29, 2019, 12:06 PM IST

Body fit hai to mind hit hai: PM Narendra Modi's top quotes during launch of Fit India Movement

The Prime Minister, who is seen as a huge health enthusiast himself, also asked people to take the pledge for a fitter India. 

Aug 29, 2019, 11:49 AM IST

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

Khel Ratna Devendra Jhajharia urges state governments to do more

Jhajharia received the award from President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapathi Bhawan along with Sardar Singh, who became only the second hockey player to get the prestigious Khel Ratna on the National Sports Day.

Aug 29, 2017, 23:23 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar posts special tweet, dedicates National Sports Day to 'sportswomen'

On this day every year, the President of India gives out all the sports-related awards like the Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.

Aug 29, 2017, 14:08 PM IST

UP CM Yogi Adityanath to honour sportspersons at his residence today

The Chief Minister will also chair a Cabinet meeting at his office at 5 pm

Aug 29, 2017, 09:58 AM IST

Major Dhyan Chand: All you need to know about the man behind 'National Sports Day'

Dhyan Chand is arguably the greatest sportsperson that India has ever produced. It is not surprising that the Government decided to celebrate his birthday as the National Sports Day of the country.

Aug 29, 2017, 09:29 AM IST

What Shobhaa De said was wrong, responded to her tweet with actions: Rio Olympics hero Sakshi Malik

Sakshi, along with shuttler PV Sindhu, gymnast Dipa Karmakar and shooter Jitu Rai were honoured with the country's highest sporting award, Khel Ratna on August 29.

Aug 31, 2016, 22:13 PM IST

Influenced by shuttlers' performance in Rio, Jharkhand to now have a badminton academy

The coaching will be conducted by reputed shuttler Sachin Kumar Rana, one of the five coaches appointed under National coach Pullela Gopichand.

Aug 29, 2016, 17:13 PM IST

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

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

Sania Mirza receives Khel Ratna; Arjuna, Dronacharya, Dhyand Chand awards also handed

Tennis ace Sania Mirza on Saturday received the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award from President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of National Sports Day at the the Rastrapati Bhavan.

Aug 29, 2015, 18:21 PM IST

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

PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Major Dhyan Chand on National Sports Day

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday paid his tributes to Major Dhyan Chand.

Aug 29, 2015, 11:59 AM IST

Despite Karnataka High Court notice, Government to honour Sania Mirza with Khel Ratna today: Report

Tennis ace Sania Mirza is expected to receive the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award on Saturday despite the Karnataka High Court issuing notice to the government following a petition filed by Paralympian HN Girisha.

Aug 28, 2015, 21:58 PM IST

New hockey stadium inaugurated in Raipur

A brand new international hockey stadium with a blue artificial turf was inaugurated here today to celebrate the National Sports Day -- the 109th birth anniversary of the legendary Major Dhyan Chand.

Aug 29, 2014, 18:42 PM IST