Bhubaneswar: A webinar was organized on Saturday as a part of a digital marketing campaign to demand Bharat Ratna for hockey legend Dhyan Chand. Hockey legends Gurbux Singh, Harbinder Singh, Ashok Kumar Dhyanchand, younger star Yuvraj Walmiki attend the occasion which was streamed reside on Fb. All the session was hosted by Ollywood actor Babushan Mohanty.
The occasion was held forward of Main Dhyan Chand’s 115th beginning anniversary (August 29), which can also be celebrated because the Nationwide Sports activities Day in India. Throughout the course of debate, the widespread level that got here up from each participant is that Main Dhyan Chand is without doubt one of the greatest participant the nation ever produced and rightly deserves Bharat Ratna.
Sharing his previous expertise from 1964 Tokyo Olympics, when he was a part of the Indian Hockey Staff which gained gold for the nation, senior participant and Arjuna Awardee Gurbux Singh (85) mentioned, “After winning the Gold for India, I had tears in my eyes while seeing the Tricolour go up slowly amidst the stadium with the national anthem being played in the background. It really made me feel proud of doing something for India.”
Arjuna Awardee and son of Main Dhyan Chand, Ashok Kumar shared some unknown details from the ultimate match of Berlin Olympics 1936 that India gained.
“It was raining heavily for which the final match got postponed to August 15, 1936. In the first half, India had scored only one goal, which was quite easy for the opponent to defeat. Before the second half of the match, Major Dhyan Chand and Legendary Player Roop Singh removed their shoes and played barefoot for 35 minutes to get the control of the ground both of them scored seven goals. By the time the match ended in Berlin, the stadium was empty as India defeated Germany with a score of 8-1 in front of Hitler,” mentioned Ashok Kumar.
“Had the Olympic not been postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic, India would certainly be medal contenders. Now however, the momentum has gone. Am doubtful about how India will fare next year,” mentioned Harbinder Singh, to which Gurbux Singh responded that presently India ought to concentrate on Semi Finals first within the upcoming Tokyo Olympics in 2021, after which aspire for medals for the nation.
(Edited By Pradeep Singh)
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