Celebrates National Sports Day on 29th August to commemorate the birth anniversary of hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand. The day is also dedicated to the nations’ sports heroes and champions, honoring their contribution and dedication towards bringing laurels to the country. With the aim to raise awareness about the values of sports: discipline, perseverance, sportsmanship, teamwork, and to encourage the public in large to take up sports and make it an integral part of their lives while emphasizing on the importance of being fit and healthy.
First National Sports Day was celebrated in India on August 29, 2012. Widely known as the ‘Hockey Wizard’ and ‘The Magician’, Major Dhyan Chand was born on August 29, 1905, and National Sports Day is marked to celebrate his birthday.
This year the ‘Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports’ (MYAS) and ‘Fit India Mission’ aim to take FIT India movement to Schools/Colleges/Ministries/Govt & Pvt Organisations by encouraging them to participate in a grand manner on the occasion of National Sports Day on 29th August.
On this day, Schools/Colleges/Ministries/Govt & Pvt Organisations should encourage their students/employees/staff to take part in sports/fitness activities for at least 1 hour.