India commemorates Dhyan Chand`s 118th birth anniversary
August 30 , 2013
Yesterday i.e. 29th August, was the 118th birth anniversary of the great Indian hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand. He led the country to win three Olympic gold medals in the year 1928, 1932 and 1936. He was known as “The Wizard” and scored over 400 goals in his international career. His birthday is also celebrated as the National Sports Day in India. Esteemed sports awards, like the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the Arjuna Award and the Dronacharya Award, are given to deserving sportspersons by the President of India on this day.