Olympic Gold Medalist Neeraj Chopra To Be Honoured With Param Vishisht Seva Medal
New Delhi: Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra is being honoured with Param Vishisht Seva Medal. The Javelin star is the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in track and field at the Olympics.
Originally, Chopra enlisted into the Indian Army as a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and Naib Subedar in 2016 under one of the Army’s oldest rifle regiments and his parent unit — 4 Rajputana Rifles. Naib Subedar is a rank that JCOs reach after 20 years of service. Chopra received a promotion after the Asian Games performance and presently holds the rank of Subedar.
Haryana will have a life-size replica of Neeraj Chopra in the form of a tableau during the 2022 Republic Day parade which will be held at Rajpath in New Delhi on January 26.
Neeraj was also honoured with India’s highest sporting honour, the Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna Award, last year.