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PM Narendra Modi greets people on National Sports Day 


  • He paid tributes to Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary. 
  • His birthday, 29 August, is celebrated as National Sports Day in India every year. 
  • Major Dhyan Chand was an Indian field hockey player, widely regarded as one of the greatest field hockey players in history.
  • The Government of India awarded Chand India's third highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan in 1956.
  • India's highest sporting honour, Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award is named after him.