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Chandigarh, Aug 31 (PTI) Haryana Police DSP and Arjuna Award recipient wrestler Geetika Jakhar has been booked for house trespass after she visited her uncle's residence in Hisar and allegedly ...

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Former Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju after paying floral tribute to 'The Wizard of Indian Hockey' Major Dhyan Chand at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

  • National Sports Day is celebrated on August 29 every year to mark the birth anniversary of hockey legend Dhyan Chand
  • It was first included in India’s list of celebratory days in 2012
  • A special ceremony is held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, where the Indian President confers various awards 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
(Photo Credit: Twitter/@chetrisunil11)

  • Sunil Chhetri is India's highest goal scorer in international football
  • Chhetri is a recipient of Padma Shri (2019) and the Arjuna Award (2011)
  • Bala Devi is currently playing for Rangers in the Scottish Women's Premier League