Rajnath Singh to Felicitate Neeraj, other Armed Forces Personnel who Competed in Tokyo Olympics

On Monday, August 23, 2021, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will honour gold medalist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and other military services members who competed in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The Army Sports Institute (ASI) in Pune will host the award ceremony, according to the Ministry of Defence.

During his visit, Rajnath Singh will also meet with ASI athletes and servicemen. General MM Naravane, Chief of the Army Staff, and Lieutenant General JS Nain, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Command, will accompany him.

“From Major Dhyan Chand to Subedar Neeraj Chopra, who engraved their names in gold letters in the history of Indian sports, the Indian Army has always been the backbone of Indian sports. The ‘Mission Olympics’ programme of the Indian Army was started in 2001 as a Key Responsibility Area with the goal of raising the level of sports with the goal of winning medals at international events such as the Olympics “According to the Ministry of Defense.