In India, National Sports Day is celebrated on 29 August, on the birth anniversary of hockey player Major Dhyan Chand, also known as the Hockey wizard scored 570 goals in his career. The purpose behind the observance of National Sports Day is to celebrate the legacy of Major Dhyanchand while creating awareness about the need and benefits of incorporating sports and physical activities into our day to life. First National Sports Day was celebrated in India on August 29, 2012, and the President gives away sport-related awards such as the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award, and Dronacharya Award on this day.