COVID-19: Neeraj Donates Rs 3 Lakh to Fight the Health Crisis

Neeraj Chopra donated Rs 2 lakh to the PM CARES fund and Rs 1 lakh to the Haryana COVID-19 Relief Fund.

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Neeraj Chopra donated Rs 2 lakh to the PM CARES fund and Rs 1 lakh to the Haryana COVID-19 Relief Fund.
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Asian Games gold medal-winning javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Tuesday said he has donated a total of Rs 3 lakh to the central and Haryana state relief funds to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

“I have donated a sum of Rs 2 Lakh to #PMCARES fund and Rs 1 Lakh to the Haryana Covid Relief Fund. I hope we all can come together in our own individual capacities to bring relief during this time and help our nation overcome this pandemic.”
Neeraj Chopra on Twitter

He is currently in self-isolation at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala after returning from a training trip in Turkey.

Neeraj was considered as India’s one of the strongest medal prospect at the Tokyo Olympics.
Neeraj was considered as India’s one of the strongest medal prospect at the Tokyo Olympics.
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Neeraj, who was considered a strong medal hope at the Olympics, recently hailed the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Games by a year in the wake of the global coronavirus outbreak.

“I think this was a welcome decision for us athletes in the circumstances and not something that came as a surprise. While we were looking forward to Tokyo 2020, the environment wouldn’t have been appropriate for the event to be celebrated the way it should be.”
Neeraj Chopra

"I would say we should look at this positively as it would allow us a year more to plan and train for the Olympics, which is the biggest sporting event for many athletes,” Neeraj had said.

"I think this was a welcome decision for us athletes in the circumstances and not something that came as a surprise. While we were looking forward to Tokyo 2020, the environment wouldn't have been appropriate for the event to be celebrated the way it should be," he added.

A total of 47 deaths have been recorded so far in India with more than 1000 cases.

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