New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi spoke to Javelin gold medalist Neeraj Chopra, congratulated him for his achievement and continued with the tough training schedule despite the year-long delay due to the COVID pandemic.
Modi tweeted soon after, “History is written in Tokyo. What Neeraj Chopra achieved today will always be remembered. Young Neeraj has performed exceptionally well. He played with remarkable passion and showed unparalleled grit.” Congratulations to him for winning the gold.” Chopra took to the center stage to receive the honours.
History has been scripted at Tokyo! What @Neeraj_chopra1 has achieved today will be remembered forever. The young Neeraj has done exceptionally well. He played with remarkable passion and showed unparalleled grit. Congratulations to him for winning the Gold. #Tokyo2020https://t.co/2NcGgJvfMS
PM Modi told Chopra over the phone, “You have made the country proud as the Olympics was coming to an end… you have given the best possible finish for the country.” He said that success in Tokyo Games has been due to hard work and self-confidence. Chopra thanked the PM for the encouragement. In 2019, when Chopra was recovering from an injury, Modi wished him well and said that he would be back on the field soon.
Congratulating Chopra, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted, “Subedar Neeraj Chopra’s golden victory in Olympics brings honor to Indian Army. He performed like a true soldier in Olympics. It is indeed a landmark for the entire nation. And a proud moment. Including the Indian Armed Forces! Many congratulations to them!”
In 2019, when the election results came and Modi became the PM again, Chopra congratulated the PM. Chopra had tweeted, “My heartiest congratulations to our Prime Minister Narendra Modi sir on this historic victory. May our nation scale new heights under your leadership.” Thanking the javelin thrower, the PM once again inquired about his injury and wished him a speedy recovery.
Home Minister Amit Shah was equally excited and said, “Proud and historic moment! Every Indian is proud of the honor you have given to the nation with your hard work and dedication. The whole of India is happy with this extraordinary achievement of yours.”
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that Chopra has finally given India the golden moment that everyone was waiting for. “His gold medal in javelin throw shows the potential of our youth to make the impossible possible through determination to accomplishment,” he said.
BJP President JP Nadda said that 1.3 billion people will cherish this glorious moment for a long time.
The Prime Minister invited Chopra to the Independence Day celebrations on August 15. The Indian Olympic contingent will be special invitees at the Red Fort, which will be followed by a dinner hosted by the Prime Minister at his residence.