Former Hockey Players Demand Bharat Ratna For Major Dhyan Chand

Former and present hockey gamers arrived with each other to demand Bharat Ratna, the country’s best civilian award, for the famous Key Dhyan Chand, a 7 days forward of his 115th beginning anniversary. With Nationwide Sports Day approaching, greats such as Gurbux Singh, Harbinder Singh, Ashok Kumar and present player Yuvraj Walmiki took portion in a virtual discussion on Saturday to celebrate the everyday living and job of the iconic player. National Sports Day is celebrated on August 29, on the beginning anniversary of Dhyan Chand. 

The discussion was portion of a electronic campaign which was launched by former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, actors Babushaan Mohanty and Rachel White previous year to demand ‘Bharat Ratna’ for Key Dhyan Chand. 

“For us Dhyan Chand was God. We were being lucky to journey with him to East Africa and Europe for a month-prolonged tour. It is hard to find such a good person and a great player. He was the most finish player ever born,” claimed Gurbux Singh, an Arjuna awardee. 

The eighty five-year-previous also shared his expertise of staying a portion of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. 

“We had dropped gold in 1960, so we desired to get it back. Soon after profitable the gold for India, I had tears in my eyes whilst seeing the tri-color go up slowly and gradually with the countrywide anthem staying performed in the qualifications. It genuinely made me experience proud of doing a thing for India,” he claimed. 

Speaking about Dhyan Chand, Harbinder Singh claimed, “I have a good deal of regards for ‘Dada’. 

I had a greatest timing of ten.8 in 100m, so I had gain of velocity. He instructed me that I need to continue to keep the ball in entrance of me as it will support in pick up but I need to have management. 

I practised on it and took it as ‘guru mantra’.” Arjuna awardee and Dhayn Chand’s son, Ashok Kumar also shared some mysterious facts about his father. 

“He utilised to prevent me and my elder brother from actively playing hockey. The purpose for which we afterwards realised was that he concerned about the lack of economical incentives in the activity,” Ashok claimed. 

He also narrated anecdotes from the last match of Berlin Olympics 1936 that India received. “It was raining heavily for which the last match received postponed to August fifteen, 1936. In the 1st half, India had scored only a person aim, which was pretty effortless for the opponent to defeat,” Ashok claimed. 

“In advance of the second half of the match, Key Dhyan Chand and Famous Player Roop Singh removed their sneakers and performed barefoot for 35 minutes to get the management of the floor both of them scored seven objectives. 

“By the time the match ended in Berlin, the stadium was empty as India defeated Germany with a rating of 8-1 in entrance of Hitler.” 

Speaking about the impact of Dhyan Chand, Valmiki, who performed in German League for 8 a long time, claimed: “Hockey in India is equivalent to Key Dhyan Chand. Even just after one hundred a long time it will be the exact, it is the best pleasure for me. When I performed in Germany, every individual utilised to inform me that I arrive from the land of Key Dhyan Chand.” 


The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed because of to the COVID-19 pandemic and Harbinder claimed it will affect India’s momentum. 

“Had the Olympic not been postponed because of to COVID-19 pandemic, India would undoubtedly be medal contenders. Now having said that, the momentum has gone. Am uncertain about how India will fare next year,” he claimed.