Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra dedicated his historic achievement to legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, who passed away in June due to Kovid-19. With this honor received from Neeraj, Milkha Singh’s son and star golfer Jeev Milkha Singh became emotional and expressed his heartfelt gratitude to him.
Neeraj won the gold medal….as soon as this news reached Khandara in the Panipat district of Haryana. A wave of celebration ran through the whole village. Happiness was celebrated not only in Neeraj Chopra’s village but wherever Indians live in the world. Former Indian cricketers also could not control their emotions on the sets of Sony Network. There was a lot of dancing and singing on camera.
Gavaskar started dancing while singing
Sony Network is also doing a live telecast of the ongoing India-England Test series, whose commentary team includes veterans like Sunil Gavaskar, Ajay Jadeja, Ashish Nehra, Mohammad Kaif. During Neeraj’s match, everyone’s eyes were fixed on the TV. As soon as India’s gold was confirmed, everyone left their seats and stood up. Supporting the excited Little Master, the entire studio started singing the song Mere Desh Ki Dharti Sona Ugle. Both Ashish Nehra and Sunny Gavaskar could not stop themselves from dancing.
Chandigarh connection of both the gold medalists of India
Neeraj Chopra and shooter Abhinav Bindra. The shooter, who won a gold medal in Beijing in 2008, grew up in Zirakpur, a suburb of Chandigarh, and Chopra attended DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh. Congratulating Chopra on his victory, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced a cash reward of Rs 6 crore and a Grade A government job for Chopra. When Neeraj made history, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij, who is usually seen flaunting his hair, was seen dancing and distributing sweets among his employees in a rare gesture. Vij was expressing the feeling of the nation.
Neeraj’s mother said – son will have a grand welcome
Crowds of people continued to gather at the residence. Sweets were distributed and dance started to the tune of Punjabi songs. When ‘Sunhari Khabar’ was shown on television, slogans of ‘Chak De India’ reverberated in the village. His emotional father Satish Kumar, a farmer, said, ‘I am happy that my son has made the country proud. We were confident from day one that he would bring a gold medal for the country.” Chopra’s happy mother Saroj Devi said her son would be given a grand welcome by the entire village on his return to his native village.