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National Sports Day 2021: How Are Sports And Fitness Connected?

National Sports Day 2021: How Are Sports And Fitness Connected?

Sanjay Kumar 29 August, 2021 Updated on : 06 Sep 2021
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The National Sports Day of India is not just another day of celebration. It also serves as a great reminder for why one needs to actively indulge in sporting activities on a regular basis in life. The reason why sports are promoted on such a large scale is that they are very likely to help you lead a healthy life and developing a love for sports early in life is a great way to keep yourself going for the rest of your life. In fact, engaging in sports in the early years of life enhances motor skills development. This is the primary reason as to why children should be encouraged to indulge in sports.

When Is National Sports Day Celebrated?

National Sports Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand on 29th August every year to honour him. The hockey wizard's love for the game is believed to have encouraged many to indulge in sports or take up some sort of physical activity in their life. It's important to indulge in sports or exercise and having an inspiration to do so makes it all the more valuable. On National Sports Day 2021 take a pledge to make some sport be it swimming, hockey, football or MMA part of your everyday life. 

You can activate your FITPASS membership to understand indulging in which sporting activity works best for you

Why Do We Celebrate National Sports Day?

The National Sports Day celebrated in India is celebrated to honour and remember the birth anniversary of the legendary Major Dhyan Chand Singh. States including Haryana, Punjab, Karnataka and many more organise various sports events and seminars that spread awareness about the importance of sports and indulging in physical activity. In fact, when we are talking about spreading awareness let's talk about the recently concluded Olympics.

National Pride: Indians Who Rocked At The Olympics

The Olympic games that were held recently created history. India won 7 medals, highest till today and we also won our first ever athletic Gold medal in the Olympics. Let's learn more about this.

Neeraj Chopra

A household name now Neeraj Chopra won Gold in Javelin throw. His longest throw in the Olympics final is 87.58 meters. As of August 2021 he has been ranked the world number 2 by the World Athletics organization.

PV Sindhu

She made India proud by winning Bronze in Badminton and is an inspiration for many. She is the best example of 'Let girls spread their wings and see the heights they reach'. She is the first Indian to reach the Badminton World Championship and emerge at the top and the second individual athlete from the country to win two consecutive medals at the Olympic Games

Lovlina Borgohan

She defied all the odds and went ahead to win a bronze in boxing. At just 23 years of age, she represented India at the Olympics and went on to make her country proud. Borgohain is the first woman and the second boxer from the Indian state of Assam to represent at the Olympics

Mirabai Chanu

Winning a silver medal in weight lifting is not a small thing and Mirabai Chanu went on to do it at the young age of 27 years in the women's 49 kg category. She has also won many World Championships and many medals at the Commonwealth Games.

Ravi Dahiya

An Indian freestyle wrestler, Ravi Dahiya went on to win a silver medal in the 57kg category. Dahiya has been receiving training since the age of 10 in the Chhatrasal Stadium of New Delhi.

Bajrang Punia

An Indian freestyle wrestler Bajrang Punia won bronze in the 65 kg category Punia won a bronze medal by defeating Kazakhstan’s Daulet Niyazbekov with a huge margin of 8-0.

Indian Men's Hockey Team: The Indian Men's Hockey Team landed a Bronze medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Also known as the 'Men in Blue' the team is governed by Hockey India and is actually one of the most successful teams in India.

We hope all of this motivates you to get actively involved in sports or if not then at least try your hand at some sport and see how it works out for you.We know you have made your mind or will do very soon. So, whenever you want to get started with a new sports workout download the FITPASS app and check out what works best!

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