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Major Dhyan Chand example of sportsman spirit and patriotism: Modi

He noted that great players other games like Cricket used to praise Dhyan Chand for his legendary games

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New Delhi, 29 August, 2016: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his “Mann Ki Baat” address on Sunday paid tributes to the legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand and said that he was a live example of “sportsman spirit and patriotism”.

“Tomorrow (Monday) August 29 is legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand’s birth anniversary which is celebrated as national sports day. I pay him tributes and want you all to remember his contribution,” Modi said in his radio address.

Dhyan Chand with the ball Vs. France in the 1936 Olympic Semi-final. Source: wikimedia commons
Dhyan Chand with the ball Vs. France in the 1936 Olympic Semi-final.
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He noted that great players other games like Cricket used to praise Dhyan Chand for his legendary games.

India vs Malaysia Hockey Match CWG 2010, Delhi Indian drag flicker, Sandeep Singh, scores the second equalizer with a corner intiated by captain, Rajpal Singh, in a CWG hockey match against Malaysia. India eventually won the nail-biter, with a vociferous crowd backing the team at the Major Dhyan Chand Natioanl Stadium, 3-2. Source: wikimedia commons
India vs Malaysia Hockey Match CWG 2010, Delhi Indian drag flicker, Sandeep Singh, scores the second equalizer with a corner intiated by captain, Rajpal Singh, in a CWG hockey match against Malaysia. India eventually won the nail-biter, with a vociferous crowd backing the team at the Major Dhyan Chand Natioanl Stadium, 3-2.
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“Great cricket player Don Bradman had said that Dhyan Chand scores goals like runs,” Modi added. (IANS)

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‘Doodle 4 Google’ Opens Public Voting

The first edition of "Doodle 4 Google India" was held in 2009 and the theme was "My India"

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Google on Tuesday opened public online voting for 20 children shortlisted for its annual ‘Doodle 4 Google’ competition.

The annual competition, announced early in August, encouraged creative, art-loving students across India to bring their imagination to life for the search engine giant’s logo.

This year’s theme was “what inspires you”. The doodle, incorporating letters G-o-o-g-l-e, were to be created using crayons, clay, water colours and graphic design.

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From a beautiful sight at the beach to nature’s tiny creatures; India’s farmer community to the Indian folk music; space exploration to learning from animals; children drew their inspiration using crayons, clay and graphic designs, the tech giant said in a statement.

Of the 75,000 students, from Class 1 to 10, across the country who sent in their entries, more than 55 per cent were from non-metro cities, including Visakhapatnam, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Bareilly, Kottayam and Bhubaneswar.

Out of these, Google shortlisted 20 from five categories: Group 1 comprising students from Class 1 to 2; Group 2 with students from Class 3 to 4; Group 3 with students from Class 5 to 6; Group 4 with students from Class 7 to 8 and Group 5 with students from Class 9 to 10.

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The online voting, which began on Tuesday, will continue till November 6 (until 10 a.m.). People can cast their votes on the Doodle 4 Google 2018 voting page.

The doodle with the maximum votes will get featured on Google’s home page on Children’s Day that falls on November 14.

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The national winner would win a Rs 5 lakh college scholarship, a Rs 2 lakh technology package for their school, as well as a trip to the Google office in India, among other prizes, the company said.

The first edition of “Doodle 4 Google India” was held in 2009 and the theme was “My India”. (IANS)