We have Mother’s Day, Teacher’s Day, Father’s Day, but do you know we also have a National Sports Day⚽. It falls on 29th August each year. And Why 29th August???
Because that happens to be the birthday of Major Dhyan Chand. Let’s get to know more about one of the greatest sportspersons India has ever produced.
👉 He controlled the ball with his stick so well that once his hockey stick was broken to see if there is a magnet inside.
👉 His original name was Dhyan Singh, but he was called Dhyan Chand due to his late-night practice sessions under the moon (Chand🌕) light.
👉 Adolf Hitler, head of Germany, after seeing his performance in 1936 Olympics offered him German Citizenship and a senior position in the army👮‍♂.
👉 He won 3 Olympics Gold medals🥇 for India in hockey (1928,1932,1936), something no one has been able to do in last 50 years
Things to know-
Olympics: It’s the world’s greatest sports event which happens once every 4 years. Best of athletes of the world🌎 compete in the Olympics.
Adolf Hitler: He is one of the biggest villains in history because he started World War II. He was responsible for the death of millions of people.
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