Tendulkar urged the countrymen to take up any sport and play it regularly. "Age is no bar to transform India into a #SportPlayingNation! On #NationalSportsDay let's all pick up any sport and play it regularly. Let's be a fitter nation."
The Prime Minister posted a tweet to mark National Sports Day, celebrated annually today on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, the legendary hockey player "Greetings on National Sports Day and tributes to Major Dhyan Chand Ji on his birth anniversary.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished the nation on National Sports Day. Taking to microblogging sites, he added, "Greetings on National Sports Day and tributes to Major Dhyan Chand Ji on his birth anniversary. Recent years have been great for sports. May this trend continue. May sports keep gaining popularity across India."
The Fit India App is free and available in English and Hindi on both the Android and the iOS platforms and has been developed keeping in mind that it works even on basic smartphones.
'Today, on National Sports Day, we pay tributes to Major Dhyan Chand, whose magic with the hockey stick can never be forgotten.'
Hockey India said that it will be posting videos of various players challenging the fans to perform hockey skills on its social media pages.
Yet others, visiting clinics for suspected cardiac ailments have found that inadequate sleep has been causing health-related nightmares.
Meanwhile, all the states have been requested to make necessary arrangements for the live telecast of the event in all schools and encourage maximum participation of students and teachers in taking the ‘fitness pledge’.
To commemorate his birth anniversary, the Government of India decided to honour his birthday as the National Sports Day.