Dhyan Chand's birthday today is being celebrated as the National Sports Day in the country.

"Best wishes to sports enthusiasts and tributes to Major Dhyan Chand on National Sports Day. May sports and sportsman spirit shine in India," PM Modi said.

The Prime Minister also extended good wishes to all those athletes and coaches who will be honoured at the Rashtrapati Bhawan with various sports awards.

"Congrats to sportspersons and coaches who will be honoured with various sports awards. We are proud of their efforts and contribution to sports," the Prime Minister added.

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