Sheer Force of Will

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The drive of willpower can let us achieve many heights which we just think is impossible from afar and to prove that everything is just the sheer force of our will we can’t take more suitable study than National Sports Day to celebrate the power of one’s will regardless of any hurdle and stepping stones.

Many legends have been born in India and have overcome many of the basic issues that every one of us has to go through if we are not born with silver spoons.

The power that drives their will to fight the same fight every day despite the situation and condition that is never constant tells us that it indeed is one of the fields, where there is will there, is the way.

So, to know more about the importance of will and significance of the Sports day altogether let’s get with our history journey.

The Hetrick of Gold Medals

The importance and significance of the National Sports Day can be measured when it is celebrated exactly on the birth anniversary of the hockey legend Late Major Dhyan Chand on the 29th of August every year.

Major Dhyan Chand was one of the finest examples of the saying that if you want to do something then it’s never about the shortage of time to do your duty as well as achieve your dreams as well.

Major Dhyan Chand used to practice Hockey at night after doing and serving his whole day duty and that is how he got his name as Chand.

Not just Major Dhyan Chand but this day is also celebrated to recognize all the efforts and sacrifice of every sportsman out there when they win over the forces that keep us locked in the dilemma that we can’t do things.

Sir Dhyan Chand’s contribution to winning a steak of gold medals, was one of the main reasons we tribute this day to him, even being under the rule of Britishers he achieved some moments of pride for us for his own family.

Many awards are being given this day like the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award, Dhyan Chand Award, and the Dronacharya Award are conferred to sporting heroes to honor their contribution to sports.

As a tribute to him, the National Stadium of Delhi has been renamed Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, Delhi.

Some Famous Quotations

  • Mary Kom- “People used to say that boxing is for men and not for women and I thought I will show them someday. I promised myself and I proved myself.”
  • Harmeet Desai-  “Sports teaches you to overcome failure, make you humble, keeps you fit and so many more things in life. It is very important for every human being to make sports an integral part of his/her life.”
  • Sania Mirza- “I don’t play to prove a point to anyone. I play for my country and myself. If I feel I have the ability to achieve something, I’ll keep trying to succeed.”

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