PM Narendra Modi launches National Sports Talent Search portal
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tribute to hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary and launched the National Sports Talent Search portal.
The Prime Minister said that the nation has immense sporting talent. "To harness this potential" the portal was launched, he added.
ALSO READ: UN opens atomic fuel reserve in Kazakhstan to ensure supply
"It would provide essential direction and support to youngsters to pursue their sporting aspirations...", Modi said, adding, "Sports is about physical fitness, mental alertness and personality enhancement."
- Modi said the legend's sporting skills did wonders for Indian hockey.
- His birthday is celebrated as National Sports Day in India.
ALSO READ: Film industry values actors more than stars; says Bidita Bag
Here is what Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: