QOTD - GK - When is National Sports Day celebrated in India?


2019-08-29 | Team PendulumEdu

Options:

A. 12th January

B. 29th August

C. 16th October

D. 11th July

Solution:

The National Sports Day in India is celebrated on 29th August to commemorate Hockey Legend Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary. Major Dhyan Chand Singh popularly known as “The Wizard” had won gold medals at the Olympics in 1928, 1932 and 1936. He scored more than 400 goals in his career and is one of the greatest hockey players in the history of sports. The highest award for lifetime achievement in sports and games in India, Major Dhyan Chand Award is named after him. He was awarded with Padma Bhushan in 1956. After his death, the Indian Postal Department issued stamps on his name.

On this particular day, the President confers National Sports Awards to the sportsperson for their excellent achievements in the field of sports. In 2019, 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.

The theme for National Sports Day 2019 is “Fit India, Young India”.

Hence, (B) is the correct answer.

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