National Sports Day is celebrated on 29 August to commemorate the birthday of India's legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand, who was born on 29 August 1905.
Major Dhyan Chand had earned the nickname 'The Wizard', for his extraordinary and unmatched hockey skills, something that amazed the world of hockey.
Major Dhyan Chand's remarkable prowess on the hockey field led India to a three-time consecutive Olympic gold medal triumph in 1928, 1932, and 1936.
National Sports Day was officially designated on Major Dhyan Chand's birthday, August 29th, and it was first celebrated in his honor in the year 2012.
National Sports Day aligns with the Fit India Movement, promoting an active lifestyle, laying emphasis on the importance of physical activity and wellness.