August 7 will be known as ‘Javelin Throw Day’ in Honour of Golden Boy Neeraj Chopra
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August 7 will be known as ‘Javelin Throw Day’ in Honour of Golden Boy Neeraj Chopra

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Neeraj Chopra’s gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 has captivated Indians. Even Neeraj Chopra had not expected to be showered with love, respect, and wealth from governments and organisations of the country.

The medal’s inspiring and patriotic importance has prompted the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to declare August 7 as Javelin Throw Day, the day on which Neeraj earned a Golden Medal (87.58 m) in the Javelin Throw. 

The AFI’s effort to make August 7 Javelin Throw Day is an attempt to get more young people into the sport and, perhaps, prepare champions for a great future in athletics.

The fact that India had not won an athletics medal in almost a century made the Gold even more inspiring and surreal.

Cash Awards and Prices received by Neeraj Chopra:

  • The Haryana government has offered the gold medalist a monetary award of INR 6 crore as well as a Class-I government post. He’s also been given land at a 50% discount anyplace in the state.
  • Amarinder Singh, the Chief Minister of Punjab, also promised a further 2 crores for the sportsman, whose family is Punjabi.
  • The Manipur government has decided to grant Neeraj Chopra a monetary prize of Rs 1 crore.
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which recognises the achievements of all medal winners at these games, has also granted him a payment of one crore rupees. 
  • He will receive a cash reward of one crore from the Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings along with CSK Jersey No. 8758.
  • Byju’s, a leading edtech company, has offered a monetary prize of Rs 2 crore for Indian athlete Neeraj Chopra, who won the gold medal in the Javelin Throw at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. 
  • Anand Mahindra, Chairman of the Mahindra Group, stated on Twitter that he will be honoured to present Neeraj Chopra with the XUV 700, one of the company’s soon-to-be-released future models.
  • Indigo Airlines has offered Neeraj Chopra a year of free unrestricted travel.

It’s a dream come true for all Indians and Neeraj has paved a way for young athletes. He has bought home a Gold Medal, which has been only won by Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand. The blessings and rewards will keep on showering over the 23-year-old Haryana Boy. The future of the country seems brighter and better

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