#DhyanChandKhelRatnaAward

.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
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