Talking about hockey in India is impossible without the mention of sports legend Dhyan Chand. The late hockey player was born on August 29, 1905. With his extraordinary goal-scoring feats, the sportsperson earned his name and fame in the field of Indian hockey.
National Sports Day is celebrated on August 29 to commemorate the birth anniversary of hockey legend Dhyan Chand Singh. National Sports Day is also observed to spread awareness on the importance of sports.
The Delhi High Court bench issued notice to the Sports Ministry, Hockey India, Narinder Batra and Elena Norman who have been appointed in the sports body as life member and CEO, seeking their stand by September 28 on the petition by a former hockey player.
Akashdeep Singh thanked Hockey India, Sports Authority of India and MYAS for providing the best facilities to the players.
Rani Rampal said that the Khel Ratna Award honour was a testament to her hard work and sacrifices.
Sports Authority of India said that it has accepted the resignation of David John, who was employed as High Performance Director at Hockey India.
Rani becomes the first women's hockey player to be honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, former defender Deepika will receive the Arjuna Award.
Gurjit Kaur said that learning the art of drag-flicking has been the turning point of her career in the India women's hockey team.
Former hockey players Gurbux Singh, Harbinder Singh, Ashok Kumar and current player Yuvraj Walmiki demanded Bharat Ratna for the legendary Major Dhyan Chand.
Indian women's hockey team captain Rani Rampal will be conferred with the prestigious Khel Ratna Award.
Indian men's hockey team coach Graham Reid has stated his side used the quarantine period at the SAI facility to learn about country's "extraordinary" Olympic history.
David John cited personal reasons behind his decision in his resignation letter as High Performance Director to Hockey India and Sports Authority of India.