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National Sports Day: Kolhan's tallest Tricolour unfurled in East Sighbhum

Former sportspersons of steel city felicitated on 116th birth anniversary of hockey wizard major Dhyan Chand
Kolhan division's tallest tricolour in Jadugoda in East Singhbhum on Sunday.
Kolhan division's tallest tricolour in Jadugoda in East Singhbhum on Sunday.
Bhola Prasad

Jayesh Thaker   |   Jamshedpur   |   Published 29.08.21, 07:52 PM

Kolhan division's tallest tricolour was inaugurated and hoisted on the occasion of National Sports Day and 116th birth anniversary of hockey wizard major Dhyan Chand at the newly-constructed camp of CRPF at Jaduguda in East Singhbhum on Sunday.

Deputy Inspector General of Police, CRPF Jamshedpur Ashu Shukla completed the formalities. He also felicitated some former sportspersons of the steel city by handing them mementos. CRPF deputy commandant K.N. Haldhar was among those present on the occasion.

The tricolour has been hoisted at a height of 35.5 metres and is the tallest in the Kolhan

"Today is hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand's birthday and Kolhan division's tallest tricolour has been inaugurated and hoisted. Our sportspersons are doing well and winning laurels for the country," Shukla said.

The former sportspersons who were honoured included J.P. Singh (basketball) , L. Nageshwar Rao (karate), Birdhan Marandi (athletics) and Hassan Imam Mallick (handball).

Dhyan Chand visited Jamshedpur in 1933

Major Dhyan Chand visited Jamshedpur to play an exhibition match in 1933. Dhyan Chand, whose team consisted of several Olympic hockey players and four from Jamshedpur, scored three goals as his team won the match 6-1. The hockey magician, known for his superb ball control, earned three Olympic gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936.

Basketball

East Singhbhum District Basketball Association (ESDBA) organised a two-day 3x3 basketball tournament (boys and girls) at Dhatkidih Community Centre to mark National Sports Day. The event was supported by Urban Services (CSR), Tata Steel. Thirty-two (24 boys and 8 girls) teams were part of the tournament which was played on a league-cum-knock-out system. The tournament was inaugurated by international athlete and area officer Urban Services Birdhan Marandi in the presence of Olympian and ESDBA president Harbhajan Singh, secretary Pradeep Mukherjee and coaches.

Jusco School celebrates National Sports Day

Jusco School, Kadma celebrated National Sport’s Day on Google Meet’. The initiative was taken by the sports teachers of the school. Around 95 students from class 1 to X joined the meet. Outdoor activity teachers Ramu Leyangi (Archery), Rahul Kumar (Taekwondo), Anup Kumar Singh (Chess), Kiran Singh (Yoga) and Ujjal Chatterjee (Table Tennis) motivated the students as what needs to do / practice to become a district / state / national or international level in near future. They explained the different exercises required for different sports. They also emphasised the fact that sports should be a part of their life and will also help them to become a true sportsman.



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