Imphal: Manipur has announced a Rs 1 crore cash reward for Neeraj Chopra, who won the gold in the javelin throw event in the Tokyo Olympics. The decision to honour Neeraj Chopra was taken during a state cabinet meeting held on Saturday.
Tweeting on his Facebook page, Chief minister N Biren stated, “On this historic day where India bagged an Olympic Gold medal in an athletic event after 100 years, the Manipur State Cabinet has decided to honour the Javelin throw Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra by extending a cash reward of Rs 1 Crore. Congratulations on this historic win, Neeraj. You have won a billion hearts today.”
The 23-year-old Neeraj Chopra is currently serving as Subedar in Indian army and made the nation proud by winning the gold medal in Javelin throw.