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Amarinder Singh Announces Rs 2 Crore For Neeraj Chopra, Cites Punjab Link

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Earlier, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar introduced a money reward of Rs 6 crore for Neeraj Chopra.

Chandigarh:

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has introduced a money prize of Rs 2 crore for Neeraj Chopra for his gold-winning efficiency in javelin throw on the Tokyo Olympics.

The Chief Minister mentioned it’s a proud second for India and Punjabis as Mr Chopra’s household traces its roots to Punjab.

“In recognition of the stupendous achievement of Subedar Neeraj Chopra (VSM), who has won India’s first ever Olympic Gold medal in Athletics, Punjab Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced a special cash reward of Rs. 2 Crore for his award winning 87.58 metres javelin throw in Tokyo,” the Chief Minister’s Office mentioned in a press release.

The assertion added that the athlete studied at DAV College Chandigarh and in addition practised at Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala.

The Chief Minister additionally took to Twitter to congratulate Neeraj Chopra on his feat. “Gold! Neeraj Chopra…you have created history and made the whole country proud. Your 87.58 m winning throw today will be part of the legends of the Track and Field arena. India owes you! Jai Hind,” he tweeted.

Earlier, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar introduced a money reward of Rs 6 crore for the 23-year-old athlete who hails from Panipat within the state.

The 23-year-old registered a finest try of 87.58m to complete forward of Czech Republic duo of Jakub Vadlejch and Vitezslav Vesely. This is India’s first gold medal on the ongoing Tokyo Olympics and the nation’s second particular person gold medal in its Olympic historical past after Abhinav Bindra gained it within the 2008 Games at Beijing. Neeraj Chopra is the primary Indian athlete to win a gold medal on the Olympics. His gold has taken India’s medal haul in these video games to seven, its highest ever.


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