UNION Home Minister Amit Shah greets sports persons on National Sports Day

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah has greeted sportspersons saying the Narendra Modi government is committed to promoting sports and nurturing young talents. He also complimented all sportspersons who have been making India proud by their hard work and passion on the occasion of the National Sports day observed on August 29 to pay homage to hockey wizard Major Dhyanchand. He was instrumental in winning medals from the Olympics for India before Independence. Hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand was born at Prayagraj on August 29 in 1905. He passed away on 3 December 1979 in All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. His hometown was Jhansi now in Uttar Pradesh. President presented awards to distinguished sportspersons at a virtual function to mark the occasion. Amit Shah says “Modi government is committed and playing an instrumental role in promoting sports and nurturing the young talent through initiatives like Khelo India and Fit India,” he said in a series of tweets. Paying tribute to the hockey wizard, on his birth anniversary, the home minister said Major Dhyan Chand was a phenomenal legend, who won three Olympic gold medals and mesmerized millions by his magical technique. Major Dhyan Chand’s talent, achievements and devotion towards the motherland continues to inspire the generations to come, Amit Shah added.

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