Saturday, August 22, 2009
057 National Sports Day ( Dhyan chand's Birthday)
My ultimated tributed to this great man and Indian hero, I ensure by offering some gift to kids who intrested in sports and rembering him on his birthday and celberting is birthday as our National Sports Day from this year
Is it August 29, Dhyan Chand's birthday, is observed as National Sports Day in India ?
Yes, Dhyan Chand's birthday 29th August is celebrated as National Sports Day but damn it! I didn't know that until yesterday when i was read it in wikipedia, and when he died in December 3, 1979 as an ordinary man without an bank balance. If this is the way we treat our Star players, we have no bloody right to complain about anyone not performing in the international arena.
Dhyan Chand is to hockey what Bradman is to cricket and Pele is to soccer.
The truth is most of us don't know and don't care who Dhyan Chand was, to correct the little kid. This is just small walk down memory lane to see if there is any justification for our indifference to this sport. When one reminisces about Indian hockey, one can only talk about the Golden Era - 1928 to 1956 when we won the Olympic Gold consecutively for 6 times. It's a record that is likely to stand through the ages. But who cares if we won gold in our Olympic Games debut?