National Sports Day Today

Published: 29th August 2014 06:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th August 2014 06:34 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Sports Authority of India, Thiruvananthapuram Training Centre will organise a mass run to celebrate the National Sports Day on Friday.

Several sportspersons, past and present, and coaches will participate in the mass run from Kazhakkootam to the Lakshmibai National College for Physical Education, Kariavattom to be flagged off at 7 am.

Arjuna Award winning swimmer Wilson Cherian and Asian Games gold medalist in hockey S Omanakumari are slated to take part in the run. An exhibition match of women’s hockey between SAI, Thiruvananthapuram and LNCPE will be held at 7.30 am at LNCPE. National Sports Day also marks the birthday of legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand, who earned three Olympic gold medals for the country in 1928, 32 and 36.


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