Aug. 30, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to the Major Dhyan Chand and greeted all sports enthusiasts on National Sports Day.


  • National Sports Day (also known as Rashtriya Khel Divas) is celebrated on 29th August every year to mark the birth anniversary of legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand.

  • On this day, Dronacharya Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, and the Arjuna Awards are conferred by the President of India. This year the date has been postponed to September 25 so the Indian athletes could return from Asian Games 2018 taking place in Indonesia.