Neeraj Chopra’s village erupts in celebrations, family delighted : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Panipat, July 24

Khandra village in the district erupted in celebrations this morning after Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra made history once again, becoming only the second Indian and first male track and field athlete to win a medal at the 2022 World Championships in Athletics in Oregon, USA, by taking silver in the javelin throw final.

A moment of pride

It’s a proud moment for everyone to go into the medal count. We were convinced that Neeraj would win the medal because he had worked very hard for the world championship. — Satish Chopra, Neeraj Chopra’s father

His family members and villagers watched Neeraj’s javelin event on a giant television screen set up in a street. Family members, including mother Saroj Devi, immediately began handing out laddoos and other goodies after Neeraj pocketed the medal around 7:15 a.m.

Panipat Deputy Commissioner Sushil Kumar Sarwan, who watched the event with Neeraj’s father, Satish Chopra, congratulated the family on their success.

Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatreya congratulated Neeraj Chopra’s family members and wished him to bring the gold medal to the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

Rajya Sabha member Krishan Lal Panwar, Karnal MP Sanjay Bhatia, MPs Mahipal Dhanda, Pramod Vij, Balbir Valmiki and other political leaders also congratulated the family members on Neeraj’s win.

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