National Sports Day

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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.

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.

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."

Dipa Karmakar buys new car after returning the BMW

30 Dec 2016

Dipa Karmakar buys new car after returning the BMW

Olympian gymnast Dipa Karmakar has bought a new car after returning the BMW, presented to her by Hyderabad District Badminton Association after her performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Tripura govt to repair roads for Dipa's BMW

21 Oct 2016

Tripura govt to repair roads for Dipa's BMW

After Dipa Karmakar spoke of the inconvenience of driving a BMW on Agartala's roads, the Tripura government has earmarked Rs.78 crore for renovating the road outside her house, leading to Agartala Medical College.

Money instead of BMW for Dipa Karmakar

13 Oct 2016

Money instead of BMW for Dipa Karmakar

Dipa Karmakar clarified that the only reason she wanted to return the BMW gifted to her by Sachin Tendulkar was because she was having trouble using and maintaining it.

Dipa Karmakar to return BMW to Sachin

11 Oct 2016

Dipa Karmakar to return BMW to Sachin

Sources have stated that Dipa Karmakar has decided to return the BMW X1 presented to her by Sachin Tendulkar.

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.

Khel Ratna recommended for Dipa Karmakar

17 Aug 2016

Khel Ratna recommended for Dipa Karmakar

23-year-old Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar was recommended for receiving the highest Indian sporting honour, the Khel Ratna award.

Dipa Karmakar's extraordinary feat at 2016 Olympics

15 Aug 2016

Dipa Karmakar's extraordinary feat at 2016 Olympics

On 10th August 2016 at the 2016 Olympic Test Event, Karmakar became the first Indian female gymnast to qualify for the vault finals at the Olympics, with a score of 14.833.