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NATIONAL SPORTS DAY, 2020-AUGUST 29


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NATIONAL SPORTS DAY, 2020-AUGUST 29

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National Sports Day is celebrated every year on August 29 in order to honour the hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand. The Government of India has also decided to celebrate his birthday as the National Sports Day since 2012.

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju will pay the tribute to Major Dhyan Chand in Dhyan Chand Stadium on his birth anniversary in New Delhi.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year(2020) President Ram Nath Kovind will give National Sports and the Adventure Awards virtually on National Sports Day on August 29(2020).

Kiren Rijiju, Narendra Dhruv Batra—President of the Indian Olympic Association, and other dignitaries will also attend the ceremony from Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.


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NATIONAL SPORTS DAY, 2020-AUGUST 29