Lovely Professional University (LPU) has announced a cash reward of Rs 50 lakhs for Olympic gold-medallist Neeraj Chopra, who is also pursuing his Bachelors in Arts (B.A.) from the university.
Meanwhile, the university will also reward wrestler Bajrang Punia with Rs. 10 lacs for winning the Bronze Medal in the men’s freestyle 65 kg wrestling category in the just concluded Tokyo Olympics.
Notably, Bajrang is also pursuing his MA in Public Administration from the university.
Commenting on the development, Ashok Mittal, Chancellor, LPU said: “Neeraj has made the entire country proud by winning the first ever medal for India in a track and field event in Olympics. With his performance, he has ended a 100+ year drought and showed that Indian athletes can outperform anyone on the world stage with proper training and effort. His effort will make millions of Indians dream to become an athlete and will bring about a sports revolution in the country.”
“The same is true for Bajrang Punia as well. We are extremely proud and fortunate to count them as our students and look forward to welcoming these brave hearts back at the campus,” he added.
Significantly, as many as 11 students from the university represented India at the showpiece event.