Manipur Government announces Rs 1 crore cash reward for Tokyo Olympics Gold medallist Neeraj Chopra


Guwahati: In a move to honour the Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra, Manipur Government has announced to award him Rs 1 crore. Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Saturday chaired a meeting with other officials after which the decision was announced.

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Saturday scripted history by winning a Gold in Tokyo Olympics 2020 and breaking India’s 100-year wait.

Taking to his Twitter Manipur CM Singh wrote, “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_chopra1 by extending a reward of Rs 1 Crore. Congratulations on this historic win, Neeraj”.

Earlier, the State Government had announced same amount of reward for weightlifter Mirabai Channu after she bagged India’s first medal (Silver) in the current Olympic Games. Neeraj Chopra who hails from Haryana will be getting- a massive cash price of Rs. 6 crores, a Class 1 job in the government sector and a plot of land at 50 percent concession, as announced by state’s Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. 

Neeraj Chopra scripted history on Saturday after becoming the first Indian to win an individual gold medal in athletics at Olympics. 

Neeraj Chopra won the first gold medal for India at Tokyo Olympics 2020 with his second throw of 87.58 m in the finals of javelin event at the Tokyo Olympics. 

Chopra became only the second player from India after shooter Abhinav Bindra to win an individual Gold at Olympics.