Sports Minister announces Rs Ten Lakh Cash Award to Athlete Neeraj Chopra 

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Minister of State (I/c) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel has congratulated Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra for creating world record on way to the gold in the IAAF world Under -20 athletics Championship at Bydgoszcz, Poland on Saturday. Neeraj Chopra’s 86.48 m effort gave India its first World record and the country’s first ever gold in any World Athletics Championship.

Shri Goel congratulating the young athlete on his remarkable feat also announced that his Ministry will give Rs Ten Lakh cash award to Neeraj Chopra.