Indigo has announced that javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will be offering unlimited free travel for a year after winning a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
The awards go to Neeraj Chopra after he won India's second individual gold in Olympic history with a sensational performance at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The 23-year-old athlete from Haryana has been honored by several state governments and private organizations for his outstanding achievemen.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced a special cash prize of Rs one lakh. 2 crores for the award-winning 87.58m javelin throw in Tokyo. The Chief Minister said it was a matter of pride for India and all Punjabis that the Neeraj Chopra family serving in the Indian Army belongs to Punjab.
In particular, Neeraj Chopra spends most of his time practicing at NIS Patiala. Earlier, he won gold medals at the 2018 Asian Games and Commonwealth Games and threw 88.07 meters as the current national record holder. He won a gold medal at the Junior World Championships and set an under-20 world record by throwing 86.48 meters.
This is the second gold medal won by an Indian in the individual category of the Olympic Games after Abhinav Bindra of Punjab won a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar on Saturday said Chopra would also receive a cash reward of Rs 6 crore. Khattar has announced the appointment of Chopra as head of the upcoming Athletics Center for Excellence in Panchkula.
The BCCI on Saturday announced a cash prize of Rs 1 crore for Chopra.
IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings have also announced a Rs 1 crore reward for Chopra.
"Appreciating and honoring the excellent success, CSK has given Rs 1 crore to Neeraj Chopra," CSK said in a statement.
Indigo, meanwhile, announced on Saturday that it was offering unlimited free travel to Chopra for a year after winning a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
Indigo Chief Executive Officer Ronojoy Dutta said in a statement, "Neeraj, we are all very happy about your amazing success. You have made the country proud and I know that all Indigo employees have received you on one of our flights. We are really proud to welcome you."
Edtech giant BYJU'S on Sunday announced a cash prize of Rs 2 crore for star India javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
The startup has announced Rs 1 crore each for the other six medalists who have presented awards to the country in sports..
"To promote players in sports, the company has announced Rs 2 crore for Neeraj Chopra and Rs 1 crore for Mirabai Chanu, Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Lovelina Borgohain, PV Sindhu and Bajrang Punia," it said in a statement. From it. "