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National Sports Day at SJIHS

August 29, 2022

India celebrates National Sports Day on August 29, the birth anniversary of hockey hero Major Dhyan Chand. In 2012, the day was declared Indias National Sports Day. Major Dhyan Chand was a legend in Indian and international hockey. With victories at the Summer Olympics in 1928, 1932, and 1936, he was instrumental in helping India complete their first hat-trick of Olympic gold medals. In 1956 he retired from the army with the rank of major, and in the same year, the Indian government awarded him the Padma Bhushan, the countrys third-highest civilian honor. The purpose of the celebration is to honor the sporting legend and create awareness about the importance of sporting activities in everyday life, with a focus on fitness and health. The President of India bestows key honors on this day, including the Khel Ratna, Arjuna Awards, Dronacharya Awards, and Dhyan Chand Awards, to famous sports luminaries
We celebrated the National Sports Day, commemorating the Birth anniversary of the Hockey wizard and Legend Major. Dyan Chand Singh in the general assembly. The assembly was conducted in a grand manner with all the sports students adorning their sports kit and attire stood in front and took the oath administered by the principal. The significance and its importance were read out by the captains and leaders. Fr. Cyril the Principal inaugurated the Intramural sports fest titled Kreeda Utsav and the students with enthusiasm applauded. The day ended with the keynote address by the Principal emphasizing the importance of sports and games in their life and the value it inculcates in them. He congratulated all the students for their active participation in various games of the school and binging laurels to the institution
It is the day to celebrate the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play. May this Day inspire us all to lead a healthy and active life. Wishing you all a very Happy National Sports day.