National Sports Day
The National Sports Day is celebrated on 29th August, every year to honor the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, one of the greatest field hockey players in the history of the sport in India from 2012.
Here are the primary reasons why National Sports Day is celebrated in India:
- Commemoration of Major Dhyan Chand: Major Dhyan Chand, born on August 29, 1905, is celebrated as one of India's most iconic and accomplished athletes. He made significant contributions to Indian field hockey and earned widespread recognition for his exceptional skills and numerous achievements in the sport.
- Promotion of Sports,
- Recognition of Sporting Achievements,
- Awareness of the Importance of Sports,
- Development of Sports Infrastructure,
- Unity and Patriotism,
- Honoring Sporting Legends,
- Inspiration for Aspiring Athletes,
- Boosting India's Sporting Image,
- Healthy Competition and Sportsmanship &
- Overall Development
In summary, National sports day in India is celebrated to honor Major Dhyan Chand’s remarkable achievements in field of Hockey, promote sports and physical fitness, recognize sporting excellence, and inspire the nation to embrace sports as an integral part of a healthy and active life style. It serves as a reminder of the importance of sports in shaping the character of individuals and the nation as a whole.
CELEBRATION IN SBBSU
Department of physical education (SBBSU) organized a program on 29TH August, 2023 on The National sports day in which near about 200 students of different departments across the whole university got the opportunity to take part in and convey a strong message of how sports entertains and can motivate individuals in various ways, from promoting physical fitness and competition to fostering teamwork, discipline, and emotional well-being. The motivations can vary from person to person, but the overall impact of sports on motivation is often positive and far-reaching.
This grand function was inaugurated by the Shri Sant Baba Sarwan Singh Ji (worthy Chancellor of the SBBSU) in presence of S. Hardaman Singh (Secretary of SBBSU), Dr. Dharmjit Singh Parmar (Vice Chancellor of SBBSU), Dr. Vijay Dhir (Registrar of SBBSU), S. Sukhdev Singh, S. Pritpal Singh, Dr. Amarjeet singh (HOD of physical education) and Dr. R. S. Pathania (Director sports of SBBSU).
During the inaugural function welcome address was presented by Dr. R. S. Pathania (Director sports) and later worthy Vice Chancellor address the whole audience about the reason why National sports day is being organized and also encouraged the students to understand their interests, abilities and challenges in sport and to integrate sustainable development goals with respect to physical education and sports in the curriculum.
This grand event is being organized every year to provide a better platform and stage to the students to showcase their versatility and resourcefulness. The main official of this event were Dr. K.P.S Mahi (Associate Professor) and senior students of B.P.Ed.
The festival affirmed an impressive merge of two tournaments of TUG OF WAR game in which one was only for male participants and another was mixed for both male and female equally, and also many students participated in speech competition in which they got their respective positions and medals.
At the end, the host of this event (Dr. Amarjit Singh, Assistant Professor) announced the Winner and Runner ups of both the tournaments and with the presence of worthy Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, HOD of Physical education, Director sports and all the faculty of The Department of Physical Education; the respected trophies and medals were distributed with full of zeal and enthusiasm; and Dr. Amarjeet Singh (HOD Physical Education) presented vote of thanks to all the dignitaries who have expended their precious time to spend with this beautiful cause.
All the above points are shown visually in the shape of number of pictures which may provide a clear view of how it has been successfully organized as well: