Brothers and Sisters of India! Happy National Sports Day 2017!
India is the nation separated by politics and religion, but united by sports. Sports is an integral part of our life and society. It helps us to develop a sense of togetherness, leadership skills, stamina, physical strength, planning and strategy, patriotism and team work.
History and Celebration of National Sports Day in India
We celebrate National Sports Day in India on the 29th of August every year. We started celebrating National Sports Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dhyan Chand, the great Indian hockey player, from 2012.
Indian celebrate this Day with great fanfare. Many sporting events take place in all over the country. On this day, the President of India gives out all sports-related awards such as the Arjuna, Dronacharya and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna to honor sports person and coaches who have made the nation proud in their respective fields.
On this special day, let us remember our Indian daughters who made motherland and every Indian proud in the Rio Olympics 2016.
Born in 1992, Sakshi Malik is the first female Indian female wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics. She won the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Although she was trailing by 0-5 and very close to defeat, she fought back and won the first medal for India in Rio Olympics.
Born in 1995, PV Sindhu became the first Indian female athlete to win Olymip Silver medal ever. Although, she lost the final to Caroline Marine, she demonstrated great determination, hard work and sportsmanship.
Born in 1993, Dipa Karmakar won hearts of every Indian despite winning any medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The main attraction of Dipa’s Olympics journey was a successful landing of Produnova, most difficult vault in women’s gymnastics.