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National Sports Day at SJIHS

August 29, 2022

India celebrates National Sports Day on August 29, the birth anniversary of
hockey hero Major Dhyan Chand. In 2012, the day was declared India’s National
Sports Day. Major Dhyan Chand was a legend in Indian and international
hockey. With victories at the Summer Olympics in 1928, 1932, and 1936, he was
instrumental in helping India complete their first hat-trick of Olympic gold medals.
In 1956 he retired from the army with the rank of major, and in the same
year, the Indian government awarded him the Padma Bhushan, the country’s
third-highest civilian honor. The purpose of the celebration is to honor the
sporting legend and create awareness about the importance of sporting activities
in everyday life, with a focus on fitness and health. The President of India
bestows key honors on this day, including the Khel Ratna, Arjuna Awards,
Dronacharya Awards, and Dhyan Chand Awards, to famous sports luminaries.
Celebration at School:
We celebrated the National Sports Day, commemorating the Birth
anniversary of the Hockey wizard and Legend Major. Dyan Chand Singh in the
general assembly. The assembly was conducted in a grand manner with all the
sports students adorning their sports kit and attire stood in front and took the oath
administered by the principal. The significance and its importance were read out
by the captains and leaders. Fr. Cyril the Principal inaugurated the Intramural
sports fest titled ‘Kreeda Utsav” and the students with enthusiasm applauded.
The day ended with the keynote address by the Principal emphasizing the
importance of sports and games in their life and the value it inculcates in them.
He congratulated all the students for their active participation in various games of
the school and binging laurels to the institution.
“It is the day to celebrate the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play. “May this Day
inspire us all to lead a healthy and active life. Wishing you all a very Happy
National Sports day.”

Mr. Vincent Paul. T and Mr. Jai Jagadish
Physical Education Teachers