National Sports Day 2023

By Sneha Ghosh

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Date: National Sports Day in India is celebrated on August 29th.

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The day commemorates the birth anniversary of legendary field hockey player Major Dhyan Chand.

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Athletes are awarded with the prestigious National Sports Awards including Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award , Dronacharya Award, Arjuna Award, and more.

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Various sports events, seminars, workshops, and exhibitions are organized across the country to promote sports and fitness.

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First Celebration: National Sports Day was first celebrated on August 29th in 2012. Before that, it was observed on August 29th irregularly since 1952.

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Fit India Movement: In 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Fit India Movement on National Sports Day to promote physical fitness and healthy lifestyles.

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Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and ‘Fit India Mission’ aim to take the movement to Schools/Colleges/Ministries/Govt & Pvt Organisations by encouraging them to participate on the occasion of National Sports Day.

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