30th August 2020 | Current Affairs Today

Sports

Satyendra Singh first Divyang sportsperson of the country to get Tenzing Norgay Adventure Award NoA

Para-swimmer Satyendra Singh Lohia (Madhya Pradesh) is the First Divyanga Indian sportsperson of the country, who has been awarded today with the prestigious Tenzing Norgay Adventure Award.

He is also the First Asian Divyang swimmer to cross the 42-kilometre Catalina Channel in the US in just 11 hours 34 minutes.


Sports

Leh Deputy Commissioner flags off Fit India Freedom Run NoA

Mr. Sachin Kumar Vaishya flagged off a Fit India Freedom Run on 29th August. The run was organized by the District Youth Services and Sports Department.

Fit India Freedom Run is part of Fit India Movement organized marking the Independence Day and to mark the  150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with a motto to keep countrymen fit to build New India.

29th August is also celebrated as the ¬†National Sports Day, to honour the ¬†‘Wizard of Hockey’, Major Dhyan Chand. The concept of Freedom Run is also to express the most raw form of freedom a human being has.

 

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