Sports is the integral part of our lives. It is one of the most entertaining activities on this planet that have numerous advantages. Sports really helps to boost fitness and improve mental health. Apart from these sporting activities occupy an important place in making our body more flexible, agile and responsive.
National Sports Day
August 29 is a red letter day for the Indian sports. On this day in 1905 hockey wizard Dhyan Chand was born in Allahabad. This man thrilled the entire world with his magical display of hockey. He pulled crowd’s attention with his shrewd stick work and judicious passes. This sensational player made the nation proud with his articulate game by winning three consecutive gold medals in Olympics from 1928 to 1936. The country celebrates August 29 as the National Sports Day every year on the commemoration of Dhyan Chand.
Fit India Movement
Prime minister Narendra Modi has filled more colours on this occasion this year. Modi has been taking keen interest in boosting sporting culture across the country. On the occasion of Khel Diwas, Prime Minister unveiled the ‘Fit India Movement’ at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in the capital.
The objective behind this campaign is to encourage common people to adopt sports and inculcate physical activities in their everyday lives. Modi also encouraged the people to remain healthy and pay attention on your fitness. Paying tribute to the legend Dhyan Chand. He said, “On this day, a great sportsperson was born, Major Dhyan Chand. He amazed the world with his fitness, stamina, and hockey stick.”
President hands award
Distinguish sportsperson and coaches of the country are rewarded on this auspicious day for their exceptional performances by the president of India at Rashtrapati Bhawan every year.
Road to Tokyo
Many leading Indian sportspersons have made their marks from their amazing performances in different games. Their achievements are worth its weight in gold. Athletes all over the world are gearing up and polishing their respective games and skills to achieve something unique in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Frontline Indian sportspersons are not behind, working round the clock.
Newly crowned world champion PV Sindhu’s astounding performance has made her the toast of the nation. Ace Indian shuttler became the first Indian to win the BWF world championship, crushed her Japanese counterpart Nozomi Okuhara in one sided final by 21-7, 21-7 in just 38 minutes. With this tremendous performance she has made her critics tight lipped. The silver Olympic medalist reserves everything in her artillery like speed, stamina, skill, temperament and never say die attitude to overcome her opponent. These qualities has made her a world beater.
Sindhu’s hard work and dedication with the aim to achieve goal paid the dividends in the end. The young shuttler is now eyeing on 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Sindhu has to keep the same tempo for winning gold medal in next year’s Olympics. She should not forget the differences among the top rank players are steep narrow.
Hima Das’ sensational run and bagging of five gold medals in different meets in Europe has made her cynosure of all eyes in the country. The ace Indian sprinter fired the track of european nations with her lethal run. The Assamese girl known as ‘Dhing Express’ has one mission in her mind is to perform better and better.
Jakarta Asian games gold medalist has been improving day by day. The young athlete has achieved a lot in his short career. But she has to go a long way for cracking medal in big events like Olympics and world championship. But the plus point with Hima is that she has dedication to achieve something special in life. If she keeps her consistency then the 19-year old Hima would be a surprise package in 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The sensational freestyle wrestler from India Bajrang Punia is the leading Indian sportsperson. It seems medals are chasing Punia. The world number one wrestler in 65 Kg is gifted with superb skill, a tiger like speed and a surgeon like concentration. He knows his opponents both the aspects negative and positive. Therefore Bajrang overpowered his Iranian counterpart Peiman Bibyani in the 65kg final of the men’s free style competition in Tbilisi Grand Prix recently.
Haryana grappler’s consistent and terrific performance in the last couple of years has made him a sure shot medal prospect of India in 2020 Tokyo Olympics. At present Punia is getting training in Georgia and working overnight to bring laurel for the country,
The budding tennis player from India, Sumit Nagal has won the heart of millions. The 22-year old star made Federer to sweat in the first round in the ongoing US open tennis chairmanship. Nagal faced former world no.1 with confidence and snatched the first set. But the legend, Federer upped his game and won the match in four sets. But Nagal is undoubtedly a promising prospect for the country.
The Indian cricket team captain has achieved everything as a cricketer. One of the best batsmen of all time is breaking record after record. In spite of this critics raise their voice and always say whenever he needs to fire he fails. To some extent their argument is correct. But like two faces of a coin we should see the positive aspect of his career more rather than the negative only.
Mansi Joshi bagged the world para-badminton gold medal in Basel on August 25 without much hue and cry. The 30 year achieved the top honour defeated her compatriot Parul Parmar 21-12, 21-7. Her gold is a proud moment for the entire nation.
Indian sportspersons are doing well. But they need to go a long way to present any challenge to the world beaters. Gradually Indian athletes are getting momentum to go ahead. Slowly but surely athletes from India will achieve more in coming days.