He also asked people to give priority to sports and fitness-related activities, saying it will contribute towards a healthier India.
“I salute all those who have represented India in various sporting events. Their hardwork and resolve has led to several milestones. This year has been great for our sporting fraternity, with the Indian athletes excelling in various tournaments including Asian Games 2018 and CWG,” Modi tweeted.
He paid tributes to the Hockey legend Dhyan Chand, whose birth anniversary is commemorated as National Sports Day.