East Coast Railway (ECoR) observed National Sports Day today at its headquarters at Rail Sadan to spread awareness of the importance of sports and daily activities in everyone's life and also to commemorate the 117th birth anniversary of hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand.
Gracing the occasion, ECoR General Manager (I/C) Shri Sharad Kumar Srivastava said that National Sports Day is dedicated to the Nation's Sports Heroes and Champions, honouring their contribution and dedication towards bringing laurels to the country. The day is celebrated with the aim of raising awareness about the values of sports: discipline, perseverance, sportsman spirit, teamwork and to encourage the public at large to take up sports and make it an integral part of their lives.
Railway Employees and Staff, especially Sports personnel of ECoR took part and participated in a grand manner in Sports/fitness activities to mark the National Sports Day. All Principal Heads of the Departments including East Coast Railway Sports Association (ECoRSA) President Shri Manas Kumar Poddar were present on the occasion. Shri Ashok Kumar Mishra, Secretary, Sports coordinated the programme.