Articles about Dhyan Chand

Renaming Khel Ratna Award was a political game: Shiv Sena

09 Aug 2021

Renaming Khel Ratna Award was a political game: Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena on Monday claimed the Centre's decision to rename the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award after Indian hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand was not the people's wish, but a "political game."

National Sports Awards: Sehwag, Sardar in 12-member selection panel

31 Jul 2020

National Sports Awards: Sehwag, Sardar in 12-member selection panel

Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag and hockey stalwart Sardar Singh have been included in a 12-member committee constituted by the sports ministry to select this year's National Sports Awards winners.

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior passes away at 95

25 May 2020

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior passes away at 95

Hockey stalwart Balbir Singh Dosanjh passed away on Monday after facing several health issues for over two weeks.

A look at the career-defining moments of Major Dhyan Chand

17 Oct 2019

A look at the career-defining moments of Major Dhyan Chand

When it comes to Indian hockey, the only player that can come to one's mind at the first glance is none other than Major Dhyan Chand, who played a revolutionary role in the nation's success.

Ranking the greatest moments of Indian hockey

15 Oct 2019

Ranking the greatest moments of Indian hockey

Indian hockey was a force to reckon with, especially during the pre-independence era.

National Sports Day: Athletes who overcame all odds

29 Aug 2019

National Sports Day: Athletes who overcame all odds

Sports, be it of any kind, is played by a number of athletes across the globe.

Modi launches 'Fit India Movement', says success has no elevator

29 Aug 2019

Modi launches 'Fit India Movement', says success has no elevator

With the hope of bringing behavioral changes in the citizens of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the "Fit India Movement" from New Delhi's Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.

Independence Day 2019: A look at India's greatest sporting moments

09 Aug 2019

Independence Day 2019: A look at India's greatest sporting moments

India had always been a sports-crazy nation even before independence. However, their pinnacle came following their independence in 1947.

Smog engulfs Delhi as SC-order on crackers flouted, air-quality 'hazardous'

08 Nov 2018

Smog engulfs Delhi as SC-order on crackers flouted, air-quality 'hazardous'

The morning after Diwali, Delhi woke up to a thick smog with the air quality being termed 'hazardous'.

Birth anniversary: Unbreakable records of Major Dhyan Chand

29 Aug 2018

Birth anniversary: Unbreakable records of Major Dhyan Chand

India celebrates the National Sports Day on August 29 and this day is dedicated to the late hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand.

#NationalSportsDay: PM advises people to give priority to sports, fitness

29 Aug 2018

#NationalSportsDay: PM advises people to give priority to sports, fitness

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lauded sportspersons on National Sports Day and said that this year has been great for Indian sports as country's athletes have excelled in various tournaments, including in the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games.

Asiad Gold medalist, Hakam Singh Bhattal, battling serious ailments

29 Jul 2018

Asiad Gold medalist, Hakam Singh Bhattal, battling serious ailments

Former Indian athlete, Hakam Singh Bhattal, who had won gold medal at the 1978 Asian Games, is battling for his life.

BCCI recommends Khel Ratna for Kohli, Dronacharya award for Dravid

26 Apr 2018

BCCI recommends Khel Ratna for Kohli, Dronacharya award for Dravid

The BCCI has recommended Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

Arjuna awardee para-swimmer suspended for filming female swimmers

01 Mar 2018

Arjuna awardee para-swimmer suspended for filming female swimmers

In a shocking case, the Paralympic Committee of India has decided to suspend para-swimmer Prasanta Karmakar for a period of 3 years after he was found guilty of recording videos of female swimmers last year during an event in Jaipur.

Why do we have a National Sports Day?

29 Aug 2017

Why do we have a National Sports Day?

National Sports Day is celebrated in honour of legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand on his birthday on 29th August every year.

It's National Sports Day, the birth anniversary of Dhyan Chand

29 Aug 2017

It's National Sports Day, the birth anniversary of Dhyan Chand

To commemorate the birth anniversary of field hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, Indian government, in 2012, designated the 29th of August as "National Sports Day."

Hockey legends protest, demand Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand

29 Aug 2016

Hockey legends protest, demand Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand

On Sunday, several former hockey legends assembled at Jantar Mantar to reiterate the demand of awarding Bharat Ratna to Dhyan Chand posthumously.