Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tributes to legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand, and congratulated all sportspersons and enthusiasts on the occasion of National Sports Day.
In a series of tweets, Modi said, "On #NationalSportsDay, I congratulate all sportspersons and sports enthusiasts who pursue sports with great vigour and passion."
"I pay tributes to the exemplary Major Dhyan Chand, whose legendary sporting skills did wonders for Indian hockey," he tweeted.
Modi said India is blessed with immense sporting talent, and to harness this potential, a portal was launched by the Sports Ministry.
"The #NationalSportsTalentSearchPortal gives essential direction and support to youngsters to pursue their sporting aspirations and shine," he said.