PM Narendra Modi paid tribute to Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary which is observed as a sports day from the year 2012. Hockey legend Dhyanchand won gold medals in hockey for India in 1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympics. On this day every year, the nation honors the sportspersons by giving Rajiv Khel Ratna, Dronacharya, Dhyanchand awards. These are conferred in a special ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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