National Sports Day 29 August 2019, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award, Fit India Movement, Read all about it!!


2019-08-29 | Team PendulumEdu

National Sports Day 29 August 2019

The National Sports Day in India is celebrated on 29th August to commemorate Hockey Legend Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary. The theme for 2019 National Sports Day is “Fit India, Young India”.

Fit India Movement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a nation-wide “Fit India Movement” at Indira Gandhi Stadium, New Delhi on the occasion of National Sports Day. The campaign aims to encourage people to integrate physical activity and sports in their everyday life to remain healthy. At a special function, the Prime Minister will administer the oath of fitness to all. The movement will promote fitness and wellness in the country.

A 28-member committee headed by Kiren Rijiju (Sports Minister) was formed to advise the government on the movement. The committee had 12 members from the government, including secretaries of Sports, Secondary Education, AYUSH, Youth Affairs, among others. IOA President and seven NSF heads, including those of boxing, athletics, football, and cycling, were also among the members of the committee. The representatives of private bodies like CII, ASSOCHAM India, FICCI, as well as actors Shilpa Shetty and Milind Soman were also part of this committee.

Also, Indian President Ramnath Kovind will present the national sports awards in New Delhi. Wrestler Bajrang Punia and Rio Paralympics silver medalist Deepa Malik will be conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award while Ravindra Jadeja (Cricket), Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Football), Chinglensana Kangujam (Hockey), Mohammed Anas (Athletics), Swapna Barman (Athletics) and Anjum Moudgil (Shooting) will be conferred with Arjuna Award.

RAJIV GANDHI KHEL RATNA AWARD

Awardees

Sports

Bajrang Punia

Wrestling

Deepa Malik

Para-Athletics

 

ARJUNA AWARD

Awardees

Sports

Ravindra Jadeja

Cricket

Mohammed Anas

Athletics

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Football

Sonia Lather

Boxing

Chinglensana Singh

Kangujam

Hockey

S Bhaskaran

Bodybuilding

Ajay Thakur

Kabaddi

Anjum Moudgil

Shooting

Bhamidipati Sai Praneeth

Badminton

Tajinder Pal Singh Toor

Athletics

Pramod Bhagat

Para sports-

badminton

Harmeet Rajul Desai

Table tennis

Pooja Dhanda

Wrestling

Fouaad Mirza

Equestrian

Simran Singh Shergill

Polo

Poonam Yadav

Cricket

Swapna Burman

Athletics

Sundar Singh Gurjar

Para sports-athletics

Gaurav Singh Gill

Motorsports

 

DRONACHARYA AWARD

Awardees

Sports

Mohinder Singh Dhillon

Athletics

Sandeep Gupta

Table Tennis

Vimal Kumar

Badminton

DRONACHARYA AWARD (LIFETIME CATEGORY)

Sanjay Bhardwaj

Cricket

Rambir Singh Khokar

Kabbadi

Mezban Patel

Hockey

 

DHYAN CHAND AWARD

Awardees

Sports

Manoj Kumar

Wrestling

C Lalremsanga

Archery

Arup Basak

Table Tennis

Nitten Kirrtane

Tennis

Manuel Fredricks

Hockey

IPS Officer Aparna Kumar will be honoured with the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2018 in the ‘Land adventure’ category.

PendulumEdu has given a question of the day on National Sports Day. The questions related to national sports day are important from exam point of view, the exams like SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC MTS, RRB JE, RRB NTPS, RRB GROUP D have asked questions related to sporting events and important days related to sports in past.

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