TOST Celebrates National Sports Day

The National Sports Day in India is celebrated on 29 August, on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand (29 August 1905 – 3 December 1979). He won gold medals in Olympics for India in the years 1928, 1932 and 1936 and scored over 400 goals in his career, from 1926 to 1948.Usually, The President gives away sport-related awards such as the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and Dronacharya Award on this day at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. India’s highest award for lifetime achievement in sports is the Dhyan Chand Award which has been awarded annually since 2002 to sporting figures who not only contribute through their performance but also contribute to the sport after their retirement.

Oxfordians celebrated National Sports Day with great excitement at their homes… take a look!