National Sports Day 2021 The life, strength, and courage showed by the national capital Delhi during the 1951 Asian Games have been written in gold letters in history.
National Sports Day 2021: The life, vigour, and courage showed by the national capital Delhi during the 1951 Asian Games were recorded. Arun Jaitley, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chhatrasal, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Talkatora, Ambedkar Stadium… Major Dhyanchand, Arun Jaitley, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chhatrasal, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Talkatora, Ambedkar Stadium… There is now a comprehensive list of all stadiums. Everyone is always wealthy. The amenities are excellent. Meets the standards of international tournaments. Even if it isn’t, it’s the same Delhi that hosted the first Asia Games in 1951 while forming, grooming, and managing itself in the fresh air of independence. In history, the letter d is written in gold letters.
Delhi’s habit is brimming with the same vigour that it exudes while it is doing anything. Even in athletics, he has treasured such dreams based on the abundance of riches. As a result, the game today resembles ‘Ratna’ Delhi. Priyanka Dubey Mehta introduces the city of Delhi, which is awash in similar games.
See the country’s morale crumble after years of captivity, battling and faltering in all battles, and see the spirit of that capital, wounded by relentless attacks, broken again and again still holding the threads of self-confidence and self-respect. No one could have predicted that the country, which is just starting to breathe freely, contain, and groom itself, would host the continent’s largest and first sporting event.
The claim will be presented in the same manner. The vibrancy, power, and spirit demonstrated by Delhi in hosting the Asian Games in 1951 are inscribed in gold letters in history.
‘He is continually asked questions about what is regarded the best moment of the Indian Games, then he says that what was on March 4, 1951 was in some other moment,’ wrote Anthony de Mello, the major organiser of the first Asian Games, in 1959. Even shrinking is impossible. During the Asian Games in Delhi, the Olympic motto seemed to be Citius, Altius, and Fortyis, which means Fast, High, and Strong. The stadium was crowded, the spectators were excited, and when the country’s best athlete, Dilip Singh, walked the field as a torchbearer, the surge of joy among the spectators was incomparable.
It was not only a question of hosting the Games at the time, but also of shining the image of independent India on the world stage and bringing the world’s attention to its existence. Delhi has sent a message that we are harmed, not disabled, as a result of this incident. The National Stadium was designed to Asian Games standards.
The joy of sports over Delhi
Following the first Asian Games in 1951, the Asian Games were held again in 1982, and Delhi did not look back in the sporting field. It went on to become a sports powerhouse. Stadiums were built, facilities were improved, and the players’ excitement grew. A lot happened in Delhi in terms of sports in the seventh, eighth, and ninth centuries of the past century. According to Harpal Bedi, a UNI sports journalist, people were continually filled with zeal and love for sports till the last three decades.
There used to be various clubs, as well as various tournaments. Aside from sports events such as Nehru Junior Hockey and Lal Bahadur Shastri, there were inter-university competitions that drew significant crowds.
There used to be a match between St Stephen’s and Hindu College, and there was a lot of talk about it. There used to be competitions for railway sports. Every sport, whether it was hockey, football, or cricket, the stadiums were packed with fans and the players were joyful. bicycles riders used to ride to sporting events. There were hot weather competitions at the time, where veteran players competed in the scorching heat. The Shivaji Stadium was packed in the 1980s, while Lady Hardinge’s ground resembled a fairground. The bonding of sports, players, and fans could be seen on every field.
He claims that while resources have increased in Delhi, people are still interested in sports. Observe the link that exists between the player and the audience. He claims that while resources have increased in Delhi, people are still uninterested in sports. I was able to witness the bond that existed between the player and the audience. He claims that while resources have increased in Delhi, people are still uninterested in sports.
Then there was hobby, not facilities
Zafar Iqbal, the captain of the team that won a gold medal in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, says that when he first moved to Delhi to work for Indian Airlines, he thought that Delhi was the centre of sports and that everything would be close by, but that was not the case. Zafar began playing after joining a team that included great players such as Govinda and Aslam Sheikh.
According to reports, he lived in Vasant Vihar and traveled 16 kilometres to his office at the National Stadium. Scooters were not available to everyone at the time. In such circumstances, he would take bus number 640 and get out at All India Radio. The captain, who made his sports adventure unforgettable by travelling by bus, said that there was a lot of sports passion and events in Delhi at the time. Previously, players would play alone, and spectators would enjoy it.
The problems were numerous, but only the difficulties of the route seemed to be synonymous with success at the time. Reminiscing about having breakfast at a Baroda House kiosk near the National Stadium. If no piece of wood could be located, the radiance of these sports stars would disseminate down the roadside. When someone on the bus recognised them, they used to insist that they were not the person they claimed to be. People, they believed.
Increased resources, enriched sports culture
After 1982, there was a type of revolution in Delhi in terms of sports and sports resources. When the Asian Games were held for the second time in Delhi, according to Arjuna Award-winning wrestler Bhim Singh, a gold medallist in the 1996 Commonwealth Games, there was a significant change in the Games. Indira Gandhi, the then-Prime Minister of India, began promoting sports, and stadiums were built in Delhi, resources were produced, and athletes were given special attention. The Nehru Stadium was upgraded in 1982, and the games began there. The name of Delhi developed even more as a result of the fact that whenever sports events are held, it is referred to as the city rather than the country.
The headquarters of the Indian Olympic Association was made in LN
The National Stadium was constructed in 1951 to host the first Asian Games. The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, which was built in 1982 and hosted the ninth Asian Games, was the venue for the second hosting. After then, there was the issue of hosting the Commonwealth Games. Now, in order to meet the standards, a new stadium had to be built, complete with all of the great facilities. Instead of creating a new stadium, Delhi hosted the Commonwealth Games by beautifying and improving the one it already had. This stadium also houses the Indian Olympic Association’s headquarters.
In terms of sports, there have been some recent developments in Delhi, but two major efforts have recently proven fruitful. The extension of the Yamuna Sports Complex and the development of the Sports University in Delhi are two of them. The Yamuna Sports Complex, which was completed in 1999, has been restored. The convenience and exposure of the aspiring players is being prioritised. There have been table tennis matches and various Commonwealth Games competitions so far in 2010. Gautam Gambhir, a cricketer and Member of Parliament, is actively involved in its growth.
The cricket ground has now been prepared and resources are being developed as a result of his efforts. This complex is also preparing grounds for other sports. Similarly, the roads to the sports university are beginning to open.