The National Sports Day draws attention to the importance of sport in our lives, honors sports legends and various national teams. It is celebrated on August 29th, the birthday of the hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, also known as “The Wizard”. He is remembered and celebrated on this day for his contribution to ice hockey and for making India proud on an international level. When we talk about staying healthy, exercise is one thing that keeps us mentally and physically fit. On this occasion, celebrities share their love for sports and when they play something. They also comment on the future of various sports in India and what can be done in the midst of talks about the recognition of cricket than any other sport in India when it should not. Continue reading:
It is true that cricket is revered in India. Other sports such as hockey, tennis and even football need more support, including in schools and colleges. From now on I don’t do any sport. I believe that sport should be an important part of our academics. We need to recognize different sports, make our future generation aware of the importance of engaging in a sport so that sport becomes part of our daily life.
Exercise is a necessity, it’s not even an option. Not only boys but also girls should be encouraged to participate in sport. I will make sure that my daughter Anysha is interested in sports from an early age. The change has to start from home. Also, sport should be made compulsory in schools and colleges and everyone should be encouraged to play a game.
I played cricket and soccer in school. I’ve been a tennis fan for a few years. I do Tennis Premier League together with Kunal Thakur (actor and entrepreneur). It’s my way of promoting the sport. Every child should come into contact with sport at an early age. Doing at least one sport is a must for anyone looking to stay healthy and fit.
I played hockey for Maharashtra. I still play throwing ball. I definitely try to take some time out to do sports because it has always been very important to me. It’s something that keeps you going in life. I recommend everyone to be associated with a sport. It can be any indoor or outdoor game. I am an outdoor athlete. Hockey has always been very important to me. When I was in school my friends kept telling me that hockey was a bad thing and I thought it was a fancy sport, that’s why I chose it, but later I got so involved with it that I just couldn’t get out could. It’s like a game so strong that you fall in love with it. Hockey is something that I got hurt a lot of times. It’s a very tough game. I think part of me got tough from doing this sport. I’ve also played throwing ball and at the moment I still have the opportunity and leeway to play the same because it doesn’t require regular practice. I can still get by with two days of throwing ball training in a week. But in hockey you have to train every day, but that’s not possible with my acting and other work. That being said, I think cricket is overrated. It’s a nice sport and all, but it’s made more commercial. Football is a great sport. You really need a lot of skill to master the game. To improve sport in India, all schools and colleges should make sport compulsory. Sport teaches you discipline, makes you physically and mentally strong. You face loss, you lose a game, and then you win a game, and you understand how to gracefully get away with losses and success. Exercising should be a part of every child’s life. Have a nice national sports day everyone!
In a country like India, there is an immediate need to promote non-traditional businesses that have great potential to thrive and contribute to the country’s GDP. By that I mean the recognition of the sports sector as an industry, because in a fast growing economy like India, where sport has enormous potential to develop and achieve the status of an industry that can also bring us fame and nurture talent. The sports sector used to be considered a loss making business, but now with a boom in multisport events and leagues that is changing. Even now that India is home to the Indian Premier League, Hockey India League, Indian Super League for Football, Pro Kabaddi League, etc., there are many sectors that are booming right now and the league has emerged. The sporting scenario in India seems to be developing as a result. We live in a country where cricket is not a sport, but an emotion. If you happen to be walking down a not-so-busy street, you will definitely find one or the other who plays cricket but not soccer. I think we have to promote other sports as well. Cricket is probably a sport where you can just go out on the field and just play, but you can’t just do it with hockey or soccer, you need a real lawn for that. The government should really focus on this and encourage other sports and help schools and colleges build such lawns so that children can get an adequate education. I think the government should also promote industry-based sports education programs so that we can also attract a lot of sports tourism to India. Adequate support and research and development in the sports sector is a must as a country must have appropriate sports analysis in place to coach professional athletes. This will certainly benefit us in the long term and make us proud worldwide.
I wish everyone a happy national sports day! Yes, there was a time in India when only cricket was just emphasized. Everyone used to think that there was so much money and glamor in sports cricket. But slowly people are realizing something else. The digital world has also sparked interest in other sports. Thanks to the internet, people can now stream various sports that are being played in India and around the world. When our stars like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ranveer Singh play soccer, people get more inspiration. Now with Neeraj Chopras gold in the javelin throw at the Olympic Games in 2021, many were interested in the sport. I am more inclined to cricket and have been playing it since I was a kid. I am a fast bowler and an all-rounder. I play a lot of cricket, especially when the actors’ BCL and Cricket Bash are on. I am very enthusiastic about it. Sport teaches you a lot in life. It keeps you fit, gives you strength to deal with both your successes and your failures. Every child should play sport, because sport also teaches team spirit. Exercise should be an integral part of everyone’s life.