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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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