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Lovely Profesional university(LPU) to gift INR 50 lacs to olympic champion Neeraj Chopra.

Lovely Profesional university(LPU) to gift INR 50 lacs to olympic champion Neeraj Chopra.

Lovely Professional University (LPU) will gift INR 50 lacs to Olympic
champion Neeraj Chopra, who is pursuing his Bachelors in Arts (B.A.)
from the university. Neeraj has made billions of Indians proud by
winning Gold in the Javelin throw event at Tokyo Olympics 2020. The
University will also reward its wrestler student Bajrang Punia with
Rs. 10 lacs for winning the Bronze Medal in the men’s freestyle 65 kg
wrestling category. Bajrang, who is pursuing his MA in Public
Administration from LPU, beat his rival Daulet Niyazbekov of
Kazakhstan to clinch an 8-0 victory at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The
university has already announced a reward of Rs. 70 lakh for its seven
hockey players of the Indian team which won an Olympic medal after a
wide gap of 41 years.

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra led the scoreboard in the Javelin throw
event with an effort of 87.03 on his first attempt, 87.58 on his
second and 76.79 on his third. Neeraj’s victory is one for the ages as
this makes him the first ever Indian athlete in the history of free
India to win a medal in a track and field event at the Olympics. He
now joins ace shooter Abhinav Bindra in the esteemed club of Indians
who have won an individual Gold at the Olympics.

 Ashok Mittal, Chancellor, Lovely Professional University said,
“Neeraj has made the entire country proud by winning the first ever
medal for India in a track and field event in Olympics. With his
performance, he has ended a 100+ year drought and showed that Indian
athletes can outperform anyone on the world stage with proper training
and effort. His effort will make millions of Indians dream to become
an athlete and will bring about a sports revolution in the country.
The same is true for Bajrang Punia and our men in blue in the Hockey
Team as well. We are extremely proud and fortunate to count them as
our students and look forward to welcoming these brave hearts back to
the campus.”

Overall, eleven students from Lovely Professional University (LPU),
represented the nation at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics in wrestling,
hockey, athletics and Paralympics. Out of these, 9 have won medals for
India. While seven of them were a part of the men’s Indian Hockey
Team, Neeraj Chopra and Bajrang Punia have medals in individual

In this context, Lovely Professional University (LPU) rejoiced India’s
historic Tokyo Olympics-2020 achievements and illustrious contribution
of its eleven (11) participating students to the games thereof at its
campus. During massive celebrations for glorious wins for India and
LPU, LPU Chancellor  Ashok Mittal, Vice Chairman  Naresh Mittal, Pro
Chancellor  Rashmi Mittal, DG HR Singla and all other ranks gathered
along with students and staff members at SBRM Unipolis of the
University. While addressing all, Chancellor  Mittal shared: “LPU
students have made India & LPU proud.”  Mittal also shared the
momentous victorious moments of the athletes through videos and
informed that LPU’s commitment made a few years ago to send its
students to Olympics has been fulfilled and that too with significant
wins so soon. He also informed that presently LPU is awaiting the
return of the winners at the campus, where they will be duly honoured
with cash rewards of Rupees 1.3 Crores, as announced earlier. More
merriment and rejoicing will be held at the campus amid their esteemed

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