National Sports Day 2023

National Sports Day 2023 Date and Theme, National Sports Day History and important facts

National Sports Day is celebrated every year on August 29 to honor the achievements of Indian athletes and to promote the importance of physic

The day is also a tribute to Major Dhyan Chand, the legendary hockey player who won three gold medals for India at the Olympics

In 2012, the Government of India decided to celebrate Major Dhyan Chand's birth anniversary as National Sports Day

Major Dhyan Chand was one of the greatest hockey players of India. He won gold medals for India in the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympics.

This year the theme of National Sports Day 2023 is - "Sports as an enabler for an inclusive and fit society."

Some important sports awards are distributed by the President of the country on the occasion of National Sports Day.

The awards distributed on National sports day are- Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award  and Major Dhyanchand Award