“Take a gander at the amount we are attempting to win decorations in the Olympics now. This is a man who won three gold (1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympics) but then isn’t getting the acknowledgment he merits. I feel that there might be some political explanation for this,” Tirkey told TOI. Like all others making that big appearance, he was likewise wearing a white T-shirt that had the Major’s face imprinted on the front.
Indeed, even PM Narendra Modi talked about Dhyan Chand in his radio chat on Sunday morning, recalling the hockey maestro’s commitment to sports. Tirkey said, “It’s empowering that he is keen on games. However, the ideal opportunity for activity has come and we trust that things will move energetically from here.”
Dhyan Chand’s child and previous India hockey universal Ashok Kumar who likewise won the 1975 World Cup, was additionally present on the event. He said: “It is a disgrace that we need to request this, yet in the event that the administration is constantly overlooking our supplication then we are left with no choice.” The level headed discussion is not new, but rather since the sportspersons were made qualified for Bharat Ratna in 2012, it is the first occasion when that such an extensive number of competitors have together and marked a notice to be sent to the President and Prime Minister.
Saying that “dada” Dhyan Chand ought to have been the first to get the grant, potentially in front of previous cricketer Sachin Tendulkar (2014), previous hockey player Zafar Iqbal – gold decoration champ in the 1980 Moscow Games – said, “We can dare to dream that he gets it. Dhyan Chand is the most meriting sportsperson the nation has had.”