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New Delhi, Aug 29 (PTI) Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday underlined the need to create the "right ecosystem" for sports and games to thrive from schools to universities by building the ...

New Delhi, Aug 29 (PTI) Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Sunday launched the Fit India mobile app, a personal trainer-cum-fitness guide, on the occasion of the second anniversary of the Fit ...

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Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics this year. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Abhinav Bindra won India's first individual godl medal at the Olympics
  • Kapil Dev's team won India's first cricket World Cup in 1983
  • Indian hockey team's Olympic gold in 1928 triggered ten successive medals

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Priyanka Chopra portrayed the role of Mary Kom in the biopic 'Mary Kom'. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Viacom18Studios)

  • National Sports Day is celebrated on August 29 to mark the birth anniversary of hockey legend Dhyan Chand
  • Dhyan Chand helped India win three consecutive Olympic gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936
  • His abilities with the hockey stick earned him nicknames like ‘Hockey Wizard’ and ‘The Magician’

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Dhyan Chand was an Indian hockey player. (Photo credit: Twitter/WeAreTeamIndia)

  • Dhyan Chand was born on August 29, 1905, in Allahabad
  • He joined the Indian army at the age of 16
  • He was conferred the Padma Bhushan in 1956

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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 

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Dhyan Chand was born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, in 1905. (Photo credit: Twitter/@priyankac19)

  • The documentary focuses on the early life and struggles of the hockey wizard
  • One of the makers said that she is saddened by the fact the India's youth do not know about Dhyan Chand's legacy
  • The docudrama is slated to release on December 3

New Delhi, Aug 28 (PTI) Ahead of the 116th birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, the first look of a documentary film on the hockey legend has been revealed.

Lucknow, Aug 19 (PTI) The upcoming sports university in Meerut will be named after legendary Hockey player Major Dhyan Chand, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Thursday.

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Dhyan Chand was born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, in 1905. (Photo credit: Twitter/@priyankac19)

  • Dhyan Chand joined the Indian Army in 1992 when he was 17
  • He was shortly promoted to the rank of Lance Naik, owing his brilliant hockey skills
  • He met Adolf Hitler during the 1936 Berlin Olympics