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National Sports Day 2022: History and Significance

Sports Lounge Staff



Dhyan Chand

New Delhi: National Sports Day is celebrated on Dhyan Chand’s birthday on August 29 to honour the hockey legend.

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.

National Sports Day’s primary motto is to promote awareness about the importance of sports and being physically active in the daily life of all citizens. The government also organised various programs, events, seminars etc to raise awareness about the significance of physical activities and sports in life.

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