29 th August is observed as National Sports Day or Rashtriya Khel Diwas in India every year. This day
commemorates the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, the hockey wizard of India.
This day was first observed in 2012 to pay tribute to the legendary hockey player who earned laurels
for the country by winning gold medals in Olympics in 1928, 1932 and 1936.The government of India
aims to create awareness about the need of sports and physical fitness in our daily lives. This is done
by conducting various sports events throughout the country.
On this day the sportspersons of the country are honoured with prestigious award like Arjuna
Award, Dhyan Chand Award and Dronacharya Award, which are presented by the President of India
at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Through the observance of this day ,it is aimed to inculcate the values of discipline sportsmanship,
perseverance and teamwork in the youth of the country so that they understand the importance of
being fit and healthy.
MBIIS pays tribute to the *Hockey wizard of India* Major Dhyan Chand and salutes his undying
spirit of sportsmanship.