India’s star athlete Neeraj Chopra created historical past on Saturday bringing house the nation’s first-ever gold medal in javelin throw in Tokyo Olympics 2020. Neeraj Chopra is from Panipat, Haryana.
Whereas congratulations pour in from throughout the nation, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar introduced a money reward of Rs 6 crore and a authorities job for profitable India’s first Olympic gold medal in athletics.
The Punjab authorities has additionally introduced a money reward for Rs 2 crore for Neeraj Chopra.
In a press release, the Punjab authorities mentioned, “Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh declares a particular money reward of Rs 2 crores for Neeraj Chopra, a serving soldier of Indian Military, who has made India proud by profitable the nation’s first-ever Olympic Gold medal in any self-discipline of athletics.”
Amarinder Singh additionally congratulated Neeraj for his historic feat in Tokyo. “Gold! Neeraj Chopra… you have got created historical past and made the entire nation proud,” the Chief Minister tweeted.
“Your 87.58 m profitable throw at present will likely be a part of the legends of the Monitor and Discipline enviornment. India owes you.”
Congratulating Chopra for his triumph, Khattar mentioned he not solely received the medal, but in addition received the guts of the entire nation.
“The nation was ready for this second for a very long time and the entire nation is happy with him,” he mentioned. u! Jai Hind,” he added.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur mentioned that Neeraj Chopra has made the complete nation proud by his historic efficiency on the Olympics.
“India has obtained a second gold after 13 years in particular person occasion on the Olympics, which is a matter of pleasure for the entire nation. It is a historic day for the nation as it’s India’s first gold medal in Olympic athletics. Neeraj’s achievement would encourage the youth of the nation to maneuver forward within the subject of sports activities,” he mentioned.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tweeted, “What a monumental victory! Neeraj Chopra has simply received the primary Olympic Gold Medal for India in athletics. The entire nation is elated! Congratulations to Neeraj on this historic victory. You might have impressed each Indian. Thanks.”
Manipur CM N Biren Singh additionally introduced a reward of Rs 1 crore to javelin throw gold medalist Neeraj Chopra.
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and occasion Normal Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra additionally congratulated Chopra for his historic feat.
Taking to Instagram, Rahul Gandhi mentioned, “Neeraj Chopra take a bow! A billion hearts beat for you at present and every one in every of us could not be extra proud.”
“Neeraj Chopra brings house the gold! What an excellent efficiency. Historical past has been made. India is so happy with you. Congratulations,” Priyanka Gandhi tweeted.
The star athlete from Panipat district in Haryana created historical past after he clinched the gold in javelin throw with an try of 87.58 metres, turning into solely the second Indian after Abhinav Bindra to win a person gold medal on the Olympics.
(With inputs from PTI, IANS)