MP Govt to setup Dhyan Chand Museum

Madhya Pradesh, chief  minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a museum in the memory of hockey legend Dhyan Chand .Dhyan Chand, who passed away in 1979, should be the first sportsperson to be conferred with the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in the country, Chouhan said at a felicitation programme at his residence Friday night. Last month, changes were made in the qualifying criteria for Bharat Ratna and sportpersons are now eligible for the award. Dhyan Chand’s name has been referred by Hockey India to the sports ministry for the award. India’s batting great Sachin Tendulkar and shooter Abhinav Bindra, India’s first individual Olympic champion, are also in the reckoning for the honour.


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