Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced a cash reward of Rs 6 crore and a government job for Neeraj Chopra, who clinched gold medal in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
Notably, it was also India’s first Olympic gold medal in athletics.
Neeraj, 23, hails from Panipat district in Haryana. The 23-year-old created history after he bagged gold in javelin throw with an attempt of 87.58 metres.
Meanwhile, Neeraj also became the second Indian after Abhinav Bindra to win an individual gold medal at Olympics.
Congratulating Chopra for his triumph, Khattar said that beside winning the gold medal, he has also won the heart of the whole country.
“The country was waiting for this moment for a long time and the whole country is proud of him,” he said.
Alos, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh congratulated Neeraj for his historuc feat saying: “Gold! Neeraj Chopra… you have created history and made the whole country proud. Your 87.58 m winning throw today will be part of the legends of the Track and Field arena. India owes you! Jai Hind.”