NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid rich tribute to legendary sportsperson Major Dhyan Chand on the occasion of his 115th birth anniversary and said that his magic with the hockey stick can never be forgotten.
Modi took to Twitter to remind that Dhyan Chand's birthday, which is also celebrated as the National Sports Day, when remarkable achievements of all those exemplary sportspersons who have represented India in various sports and made the nation proud is commemorated. "Their tenacity and determination are outstanding."
"Today, on National Sports Day, we pay tributes to Major Dhyan Chand, whose magic with the hockey stick can never be forgotten. This is also a day to laud the outstanding support given by the families, coaches and support staff towards the success of our talented athletes."
The Prime Minister stated that the union government is making numerous efforts to popularise sports and support sporting talent in the country. "At the same time, I urge everyone to make sports and fitness exercises a part of their daily routine. There are many benefits of doing so. May everyone be happy and healthy!" IANS
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