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Neeraj Chopra: Man of the nation

Published: 8th Aug 2021 2:42 pm

After winning gold in Olympics, Neeraj Chopra overnight got millions of followers with the social media showering love on him. People started posting his pictures in their social media accounts and expressed their appreciation for his achievement.

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It was one million followers yesterday night and within a day it crossed two million and it’s still counting. This 23-years-old is gaining a huge following on social media.

Interestingly, India’s two gold medal-winning Olympians have a Chandigarh connection—Neeraj Chopra and shooter Abhinav Bindra. The shooter, who won the gold in Beijing in 2008, grew up in the Chandigarh suburb Zirakpur and Chopra studied at the DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh.

Abhinav Bindra tweets, “And Gold it is for @Neeraj_chopra1 .Take a bow, young man ! You have fulfilled a nation’s dream. Thank you! Also, welcome to the club – a much needed addition! Extremely proud. I am so delighted for you.”

Yesterday, after Neeraj won the gold, the country’s biggest air carrier, Indigo announced unlimited free travel for him for a year and Byju’s also announced Rs 2 crores.


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