September 1, 2017

National Sports Day 2017

This special cover was released to mark "National Sports Day 2017" & tribute to Major Dhyan Chand Singh on 29th August 2017 , legendary Indian hockey player & highly successful Indian hockey captain at Bengaluru.

The "National Sports Day (Rashtriya Khel Divas)" is observed every year across India on 29th August to mark the birth anniversary of one of the greatest sports legends - Hockey King Shri Dhyan Chand Singh (born on 29th August 1905 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh).Officially known as 'Major Dhyan Chand' and often referred to as "The Hockey Wizard" for his incredible hockey skills and extraordinary goal-scoring feats, in addition to earning 3 Olympic gold medals for India in field hockey in 1928 (Amsterdam), 1932 (Los Angeles) and 1936 (Berlin).

Cover Code:KTK/69/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

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