Sunday, September 26, 2021

Haryana govt announces cash reward of Rs 6 crore for Neeraj Chopra

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced a cash reward of 6 crore rupees and a Class I category government job for javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra who clinched gold medal at Tokyo Olympics yesterday.

Mr Khattar also said that the state government will build a Centre of Excellence for Neeraj in Panchkula, where he will be the head if he wants. He will also be given a plot with 50 per cent concession.

Neeraj Chopra created history as he became the first athlete from the country to win a gold in a track and field event in the Olympics. He threw a distance of 87.58 metre to pick the gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

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