Guwahati: Neeraj Chopra’s win at Tokyo Olympics has garnered praise from all corners of the country and Mahindra and Mahindra Group Chairman, Anand Mahindra was quick to respond to the incredible feat achieved by the 23-year-old. Anand Mahindra has promised to gift the gold medallist the upcoming SUV XUV700.
Responding to a follower on Twitter who asked him to gift Chopra the XUV700, Mahindra said, “Yes indeed. It will be my personal privilege & honour to gift our Golden Athlete an XUV 700.”
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) August 7, 2021
Neeraj Chopra is also a Subedar in the Indian Army.
A Twitter user, Ritesh Jain, replied to Mr Mahindra that Mr Chopra should get the XUV700.
Replying to Mr Jain, the Mahindra chief tagged two executives of the auto company and asked them to keep an XUV700 ready for Mr Chopra.
“Yes, indeed. It will be my personal privilege and honour to gift our Golden Athlete an XUV7OO @rajesh664 @vijaynakra Keep one ready for him please,” Mr Mahindra tweeted.
Brands have reacted to Olympic success with innovative ways of rewarding the winners.
For instance, after Olympic Silver medallist Mirabai Chanu told the media that she would like to have a pizza to celebrate her victory, a Domino’s outlet in Manipur quickly sent a team with pizzas for Mirabai Chanu. The occasion was widely shared on social media.
Mr Chopra, 23, managed a winning best of 87.58 metres to go one better than India’s previous best. He is the first athlete representing India to have won gold in javelin throw at both the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. He claimed victory at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, and the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.