It was raining money rewards for star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra after his Olympic gold medal-winning feat on Saturday as an ecstatic nation couldn’t have sufficient of the younger athlete. Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar introduced Rs six crore for the 23-year-old athlete from the state whereas his Punjab counterpart Amrinder Singh declared a particular money reward of Rs 2 crore.
Cash rewards have additionally been introduced for the opposite medal winners and Olympians by numerous states. The cash-rich BCCI introduced Rs one crore for Chopra and likewise financial rewards for India’s different medal winners on the Tokyo Olympics Khattar mentioned that Chopra will likely be made head of the upcoming Centre for Excellence in Athletics in Panchkula.
Neeraj Chopra on Saturday turned solely the second Indian to win particular person gold and the primary to get a track-and-field medal for the nation in Olympics. As per our sports activities coverage, Neeraj Chopra will get a money reward of Rs six crore, a Class-I job and a plot of land at concessional charges, mentioned Khattar.
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Announcing the money reward, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh mentioned it was a proud second for India and all Punjabis, because the household of Neeraj Chopra, a serving soldier of the Indian Army, traces its roots to Punjab. Khattar declared that indoor wrestling stadiums will likely be constructed within the native village of wrestlers Ravi Dahiya and Bajrang Punia in Sonipat and Jhajjar districts, respectively.
For his bronze medal-winning effort, as per the state’s sports activities coverage, Punia will get a money reward of Rs 2.5 crore, a plot at concessional charges and a state authorities job. Ravi Dahiya, who turned the second Indian wrestler to win a silver medal on the Olympics, will get Rs four crore award cash, a Class-I job and a bit of land of Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran at concessional charges.
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The Haryana authorities can even honour the 9 ladies’s hockey gamers of the state with a money reward of Rs 50 lakh every whereas an equal quantity can be given to every sportsperson of the state who stood on the fourth place in any occasion within the Olympics. In a tweet, BCCI secretary Jay Shah additionally introduced that Rs 50 lakh every will likely be given to silver medallists — Mirabai Chanu and Ravi Dahiya.
Mirabai Chanu gained India’s first weightlifting medal on the Games and Ravi Dahiya turned solely the second wrestler from the nation to win a silver medal after Sushil Kumar (2012). The bronze medallists — wrestler Bajrang Punia, boxer Lovlina Borgohain and shuttler P V Sindhu — will get Rs 25 lakh every.
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The males’s hockey crew which gained its first Olympic medal in 41 years will get Rs 1.25 crore. Several personal enterprises too introduced money rewards and different incentives for the gamers.
IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings introduced a Rs one crore reward for Chopra. “As a mark of appreciation and honour on his stellar achievement, CSK is awarding Rs. 1 Crore to Neeraj Chopra,” mentioned CSK in a press release.
“CSK will likely be making a particular jersey with the quantity 8758 as a mark of respect to Neeraj Chopra,” it added. Gurugram-based realty agency Elan group Chairman Rakesh Kapoor introduced a Rs 25 lakh money award for Neeraj Chopra, whereas IndiGo provided limitless free journey for one yr to him.
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Chopra produced a second-round throw of 87.58m within the finals to stun the athletics world and finish India’s 100-year watch for a monitor and subject medal within the Olympics. Hailing from Khandra village in Panipat district, he joined shooter Abhinav Bindra (2008 Beijing Games) as India’s particular person gold winners within the showpiece. It is a giant achievement for the nation our athletes have made us proud. People of Haryana and the nation are pleased right now on the feat of our sportspersons, Khattar mentioned.
Chanu was handed over a cheque Rs 1 crore and an appointment letter to the put up of Additional Superintendent of Police (Sports) by the Manipur authorities after she gained the primary medal for the nation within the Tokyo Olympics. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami had earlier introduced a money reward of Rs 25 lakh to Indian ladies’s hockey crew member Vandana Katariya, whereas the Jharkhand authorities has mentioned it can present Rs 50 lakh every to Salima Tete and Nikki Pradhan, hailing from the state.
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The Mizoram authorities has provided a authorities job and a plot of land to the state’s girl hockey star Lalremsiami, apart from a money reward of Rs 25 lakh. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had introduced a reward of Rs one crore every for hockey gamers Vivek Sagar and Nilakanta Sharma.
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