National Sports Day

National Sports Day 2019
Question: National Sports Day was observed on August 29, 2019.It marks the birth anniversary of which one of the following players?
(a) Dhyan Chand
(b) Sunil Gavaskar
(c) Sachin Tendulkar
(d) Dhanraj Pillay
Answer: (a)
Related facts:
  • National Sports Day 2019 (Rashtriya Khel Divas) was observed on 29th August across India. 
  • The Day marks the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, the legendary hockey player who was born on 29th August, 1905.
  • The Day is observed every year to spread awareness about the importance of sports and games in the life of every individual.
  •  On the occasion of Sports Day, the President of India confers the National Sports Awards, National Adventure Awards and other awards including Arjuna and Khel Ratna to celebrate the exceptional achievements of Indian athletes.

Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhanraj_Pillay

https://www.timesnownews.com/sports/others/article/national-sports-day-2019-pm-narendra-modi-fit-india-movement-major-dhyanchand-114th-birth-anniversary/477955

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