A friendly hockey match involving past hockey players of Mohal Lal Sukhadia University will be held on 29th August 2013 to commemorate Major Dhyan Chand on his 108th Birthday.
This information was given in a press conference held at the Yoga Hall of MLSU.
Dr. D.S Chundawat , Chairman of Sports Club MLSU and Dr. Dipendra Singh, Secretary of Sports Club MLSU informed that distinguished sport person who achieved excellence in different sports will also be honored during the occasion with cash prizes.
Dr Chundawat informed that the women’s basket ball team of MLSU that won the Silver Medal in the West zone championship will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 31000. Basketball players, Vikram Chakra and Ravi Raj Sharma, represented Udaipur at Korea and will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs 21000. Winners of University level Power lifting Competition will be awarded with 11000 cash each.
Neha Dhyan Chand, granddaughter of the legendary hockey player is expected to grace the function, informed Dr Chundawat.
It may be noted that Major Dhyan Chand’s birthday is celebrated as the National Sports Day in India. Known as “The Wizard” for his superb ball control, Major Dhyan Chand won three gold medals for India in Olympics (1928,1932,1936).