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Neeraj Chopra to get ₹6 crore cash reward, to be made head of Centre for Excellence in Athletics: Khattar | Olympics

Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who claimed India’s first-ever track-and-field Olympic medal with a gold-medal successful feat at Tokyo Games, will get a cash reward of 6 crore, Haryana Chief Minister M L Khattar mentioned on Saturday.

Khattar additionally introduced that Chopra will be made head of upcoming Centre for Excellence in Athletics in Panchkula.

“As per our sports policy, Neeraj Chopra will get a cash reward of six crore, a Class-I job and a piece of plot of land at concessional rates,” said Khattar.

On Saturday, Chopra, who hails from Khandra village in Panipat district, won the country’s seventh medal and first gold in this Olympics, barely an hour after wrestler Bajrang Punia from Sonipat had won a bronze medal.

Earlier, wrestler Ravi Dahiya had also made the country and Haryana proud by winning an Olympic silver medal.

Congratulating Chopra and other medal winners, Khattar said: “Today is a golden day in the chapter of our sports activities historical past

“It is a big achievement for the country our athletes have made us proud. People of Haryana and the country are happy today at the feat of our sportspersons,” Khattar mentioned.

The Chief Minister mentioned {that a} grand felicitation perform will be held in Panchkula On August 13, in which the gamers from the state who took half in Tokyo Olympics will be honoured.

“Haryana’s contribution in medal tally is significant. We have 30 players from Haryana in the country’s Olympics contingent.”

He spoke to the mother and father of Chopra and Punia on Saturday and congratulated them.

In Panchkula, Khattar mentioned the state authorities is establishing a Centre for Excellence for Athletics and Chopra will be made its head.

“Panipat is his native place and Panchkula is the city where he honed his skills,” he mentioned.

Earlier, he had introduced an indoor wrestling stadiums in native village of wrestlers Ravi Dahiya and Bajrang Punia in Sonipat and Jhajjar districts, respectively.

“We have made several announcements to encourage other talented players. We want to make Haryana the biggest sports hub,” mentioned Khattar.

For his bronze medal successful effort, as per the state’s sports activities coverage, Punia will get a cash reward of 2.5 crore, a chunk of plot at concessional charges and a state authorities job.

Earlier, Khattar had praised Dahiya for his effort after he turned solely the second Indian wrestler to win a silver medal on the Olympics. Dahiya will get 4 crore prize money, Class-I job and a chunk of land of Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran at concessional charges as per state authorities’s coverage for successful silver on the Olympics.

The Haryana authorities will even honour the 9 history-making ladies’s hockey gamers of the state with cash reward of 50 lakh every, whereas an equal quantity would be given to every sportsperson of the state who stood on the fourth position in any occasion in the Olympics.

This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.

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