Monday, 17 August 2020

National Sports Day: History, Date, Theme, Importance and Significance.

National Sports Day 2020: 

The National Sports Day is celebrated on 29 August, on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, who is regarded as nation's greatest hockey player of all time.

National Sports Day 2020

Different countries celebrate their National Sports Day on different dates according to their history and dates which have been declared by their Sports Committee. National Sports Day in India is celebrated with great enthusiasm and vigor on 29 August every year. People of all age groups participate in sports like marathon, kabaddi, basketball, hockey etc. This day not only serves as entertainment for the people but also creates awareness about the role of sports in a person's life.

On this day various competitions are organized to recognize the best talent of the younger generation. It is also relevant to say that physical activities are used as cultural activities by many countries. It also makes it clear that the tune of the concept of games and sports can never get out of the mind.

What is history of National Sports Day?

The history of National Sports Day of India is associated with 29 August 1905 when a boy named Dhyanchand was born in a family in Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh. He is considered as one of the greatest hockey players in the history of the game. He earned three Olympic gold medals in hockey in 1928, 1932 and 1936.
Dhyan Chand
He was called a "wizard of hockey" for his mastery of ball control. He played his last international match in 1948. He scored over 400 goals during his international career. The Government of India honored Dhyanchand with the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest honor in 1956. Therefore, his birthday, 29 August, is celebrated as National Sports Day in India.

Significance and Importance of National Sports Day

The importance and significance of National Sports Day is immense. It is not only about celebrating this day but it is about celebrating the spirit of games and sports across the country. "Utsav" means highlighting the importance of this day and attracting public attention towards sports. Such days recognize youth, provide employment and create awareness about the performance of Indian players in various competitions.

Sports fans of the country praise the work of all the various players and this day is celebrated with great excitement in memory of all those greatest players. The main objective of National Sports Day is to create awareness about the importance of sports and focus people to understand its benefits of human body. 

How to celebrate National Sports Day?

A special prize distribution ceremony of Indian sportspersons is held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Famous sports-related awards like Arjuna Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Dronacharya Award are given by the President of India to the best performing sportspersons during a year.

The Dhyanchand Award is the highest award for lifetime achievement in sports in India. The award is given on an annual basis to sportspersons who have not only contributed through their performance but have worked hard to uplift the sport even after retiring. Many sports events are organized all over the country.

Primarily all schools across the country celebrate their annual sports day on this day. This is done with the aim of igniting the morale of reverence and amazement of the game in the minds of young children and it provides them with education about not only one of the most important sports in India but also all the players from different countries.

Apart from the memory of the legendary hockey wizard Dhyanchand, on National Sports Day, youths are expected to one day not only raise their name but also raise the name of their country. National Sports Day supports healthy lifestyles and emphasizes the agenda of the Sports Committee so that as many people as possible get access to sports.

National Sports Day Quotes

"Your dreams are what define your individuality. They have the power to give you wings and make you fly high". –PV Sindhu

”Never say never because limits, like fear, are often just an illusion.”- Michael Jordan

“It’s no accident, I think, that tennis uses the language of life. Advantage, service, fault, break, love, the basic element of tennis are those of everyday existence because every match is a life in miniature.”- Andre Agassi

“When people throw stones at you, you turn them into milestone”- Sachin Tendulkar

“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” Dan Gable

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” – Dean Karnazes

Best products to buy on National Sports Day

1. Adidas Men's Throb M Running Shoes.

Product Features

  • Closure: Lace Up
  • Shoe Width: Regular
  • Outer Material: Synthetic
  • Closure Type: Lace-Up
  • Toe Style: Round Toe
  • Warranty Type: Manufacturer & Seller (90 Days)

2. Realme Fitness Band
Product Features

  • Large Color Display - 2.4cm (0.96 inch) large color screen can display a vast range of more than 65,000 colors
  • Touch Button - The touch button make the display simple and intuitive to operate. Single tap to go to the next and long-press to access different levels within an option
  • Install the App by searching and downloading “realme Link” on the Google Play Store
  • Long Battery Life - Get a long standby time of up to 10 days on a single charge with heart rate monitor
  • Heart Rate Monitor - Accurately monitor your heart rate in real-time with the built-in optical heart rate monitor
  • 9 Sport Modes - Track your favorite activity with the realme Band. It supports tracking for 9 sports such as Walking, Running, Yoga, Cricket, and more
  • App Notifications - Get instant notifications about Calls, SMS, WhatsApp, YouTube, Gmail, Instagram and much more, right on your wrist

3. Yonex Nanoray Light 18i Graphite Badminton Racquet.

Product Features

  • NANOSCIENCE technology - With streamlined aerodynamic NANOSCIENCE technology built into the shaft for a stiff flex and unparalleled repulsion power, the NANORAY 68 Light is engineered for lightning-fast shots
  • Ultra-light (77 grams) - Speedy shots & great maneuverability without sacrificing on power | High tension support (30 lbs string tension) - more power and better control
  • Isometric head - Bigger sweet spot | Built-in T-Joint | Carbon Graphite shaft - strong construction and light weight
  • Specifications : Frame Material - Carbon Graphite | Shaft Material - Carbon Graphite | String Tension - 30 lbs | Weight - 5U (75-79.9 grams) | Grip Size - G4 (3.5 inches) | Balance Type - Head Light | Head Shape - Isometric Head Shape | Pre-Strung - Strung | Age - Adult
  • In-Box Content : 1 Badminton Racquet.

4. Nivia Shining Star Football

Product Features

  • Included Components : 1 Football | Color : White/Black | Size : 5
  • Suitable For: All Conditions | Ideal For: Training/Match
  • Material : Rubber | Core/Bladder Material : Synthetic Rubber | Construction Type: Hand Stitched | Number of Panel : 32| Waterproof: Yes
  • Suitable for: Hard Ground without Grass, Wet & Grassy Ground, Artificail Turf
  • Outer Material: Rubber

5. DSC Scorer kashmir willow cricket bat.
Product Details

  • In Box contents : 1 Cricket Bat with Cover | Material: Kashmir Willow | Size : Short Handle | Needs Knocking : Yes | With Cover : Yes | Has Toe Guard : No
  • Suitable for : Leather Ball | Weight of Bat :1200 grams | Sweet Spot : Low | Spine Profile : Low
  • Playing Style :All-Round
  • Made from top quality Select Kashmir Willow
  • Crosswave tape on edges for added protection

So, this is all about today's special day. Don't miss any special day.

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