National Sports Day

National Sports Day: 2021

National Sports Day: 2021

National Sports Day is a public holiday observed in a number of countries to honour their national sports teams and athletes. On this day, people of all ages participate in activities like kabaddi, marathons, basketball, and hockey.

National sports day of different countries:

India

On the 29th of August, India commemorates National Sports Day, which commemorates the birth anniversary of hockey player Major Dhyan Chand.Major Dhyan Chand Singh, an Indian hockey player who won gold medals in the Olympics in 1928, 1932, and 1936, was born on this day. According to his book, 'Goals,' he scored 570 goals in his career, which spanned from 1926 to 1949.

After leaving his mark on the international hockey scene and helping his country reach the pinnacles of triumph on several occasions. He was a legend in Indian and international hockey. The Major Dhyan Chand Award, India's highest honour for lifetime excellence in sports and games, and the National Sports Day ceremonies on his birthday were the most well-known monuments for him. Pankaj Gupta, Major Dhyan chand's coach, taught him how to play hockey. In hockey, no one has ever achieved his level. Major Dhyan Chand was born on August 29, 1905, which is his birthday. 

Iran

Physical Education & Sport Day is celebrated on October 17 in Iran, while Physical Education & Sport Week is celebrated from October 17 to 23.The major purpose is to emphasise the importance of exercise in people's personal and societal lives, as stated in Article III of the constitution.

Japan

Health and Sports Day is a national holiday in Japan that takes place in October. It was originally held on October 10, 1966, on the second anniversary of the Tokyo Summer Olympics of 1964. It has been held on the second Monday of October since 2000.

Malaysia

National Sports Day (Malay: Hari Sukan Negara) is a Malaysian national holiday held every year on the second Saturday in October with the goal of encouraging Malaysians to live a healthy lifestyle. In 2015, the inaugural National Sports Day was organised. 

Qatar

National Sports Day is a national holiday in Qatar that takes place every year on the second Tuesday in February with the goal of encouraging people to live a healthy lifestyle.In 2012, the first National Sports Day was organised. 

Sport in India:

National Sports Day: 2021

National Sports Day: 2021

Sports in India encompass a wide range of activities, from indigenous games to more mainstream sports like field hockey, kabaddi, cricket, badminton, and football. The great range of sporting disciplines in India reflects the country's diverse culture, people, and tribes, as well as its colonial past.

Kabaddi is an old Indian sport that is also one of the fastest growing. It may be argued that the Indian Kabaddi squad is the best in the world, and defeating India is extremely difficult for other countries' teams. At the Asian Games, India won numerous matches and seasons of Kabaddi, as well as all three seasons of the Kabaddi World Cup (Standard style). India's most popular sport is cricket, and the country has hosted and won the Cricket World Cup on several occasions.

Field hockey has been India's most successful Olympic sport, with the Indian men's team winning eight gold medals. Badminton, football, shooting, wrestling, boxing, tennis, squash, weightlifting, gymnastics, athletics, table tennis, basketball, volleyball, and cycling are all prominent sports in India. Chess, kho-kho, kite-fighting, leg cricket, polo, snooker, and gillidanda are also popular indigenous sports.

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