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Late. Major Dhyan Chand Day Celebrations on 29th August of every year
In memory of this wizard Hockey player the Haryana Olympic Association has decided to conduct the standard Hockey matches on the Birthday of Late. Major Dhyan Chand i.e 29th August. The Bio Data as well as the photographs of the International player is attached below:”-
Dhyan Chand (29 August 1905 – 3 December 1979) was an Indian field hockey player, who is widely considered as the greatest field hockeyplayer of all time. Chand is most remembered for his extraordinary goal-scoring feats, in addition to earning three Olympic gold medals (1928, 1932, and 1936) in field hockey, during an era whereIndia was the most dominant team in Hockey.
Known as “The Wizard” for his superb ball control, Chand played his final international match in 1948, having scored more than 400 goals during his international career. The Government of India awarded him the third highest (then second highest) civilian honour of Padma Bhushan in 1956