New Delhi: The Edtech startup BYJU'S announced a cash reward of ₹2 crores for India javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra. Additionally, the firm has announced Rs. 1 cr each for other medalists.
Indian athlete Neeraj Chopra has lastly closed the game, bringing gold for the nation at Tokyo Olympics 2020.
"It is always important to prepare your first throw strong. It promotes release the stress. And that's what occurred. This further puts stress on others who would be playing alongside," the 23-year-old later stated following sealing a significant gold.
Including a total of seven rewards, Team India evolved up with its best-ever Olympics appearance in Tokyo. As a gesture of saluting the players, edtech BYJU has announced cash rewards for all medalists.
Neeraj dedicated his medal to the late renowned Milkha Singh, who dropped the bronze in the 400 m race by 0.1 seconds at the Rome Olympics and cherished those who supported him.
"When I didn't know anything, they encouraged me. Whoever you began out with, you musn't ever forget them. There is this fellow, a fellow thrower, who had lots of scratches. He supported me a lot but he couldn't sustain his career because of wounds," Neeraj stated.
Following his company's report, Byju Raveendran, Founder and CEO, stated, "Sports has a significant part to participate in community structure and it's time that we honour our Olympic champions, not just once in four years, but every single time. They deserve all the affection they perceive, and following this well-known performance at Tokyo 2020 we are rewarding the athletes for their endeavours, sacrifices and accomplishments."
It added, "We believe that this little gesture will support them in their mission moving ahead to acquire more laurels for the nation and further support many more youngsters to dream influential. India has a tremendous potential to provide many more generous heroes and it is necessary to observe achievements like this and make them stars so that we reconstruct ourselves from a Sport loving country to a Sport playing country. Thank you for filling us with so much pride."