When is National Sports Day celebrated in India?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

National Sports Day is celebrated on 29 August in India. National Sports Day is a day to celebrate the remarkable achievements of all those exemplary sportspersons who have represented India in various sports and made our nation proud. Their tenacity and determination are outstanding.

National Sports Day

Major Dhyan Chandwasa, a phenomenal legend, won three Olympic gold medals and mesmerized millions through his magical technique. National Sports Day was included in the list of celebratory days in India for the first time in 2012. States like Haryana, Punjab, and Karnataka, among others, organize various sporting events and seminars to spread awareness about the importance of physical activities and sports.

  • Star of the Indian hockey team that dominated the sport in the years before World War II.
  • Over the years, the government has also used this day as a platform to launch various sports schemes, including the Khelo India movement, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in 2018.
  • Major Dhyan Chand was born in Allahabad (Prayagraj) in Uttar Pradesh on August 29, 1905; as Dhyan Singh, he rose to prominence in the pre-independence period.


When is National Sports Day celebrated in India?

August 29 is celebrated as the National Sports Day in India yearly to honour the hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand. He was born on 29th August 1905 and led India to its first hat-trick of Olympic gold medals with wins at the 1928, 1932, and 1936 Summer Olympics.

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