The state of Haryana is celebrating its 55th formation day today. Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra took to Twitter to extend his wishes on the occasion of Haryana Day. The North Indian state was formed back in 1966 and has been a leader when it comes to sports in the country.
Neeraj shared a video wishing everyone a very happy Haryana Diwas. He went on to urge the fellow residents of his state to continue their good work and help bring laurels to Haryana. The 23-year-old admits that he is late with the wish but feels that it is the emotions that matter most.
“Ram, ram. I wish everyone from Haryana, a very very Happy Haryana Diwas. The state of Haryana was formed on 1 November 1966. The development Haryana has made in different fields, over the years, is commendable. I would urge the residents of Haryana to keep working hard and bring laurels to the state and our country as well,” Neeraj said in a video.
“I know I am late but no worries. It slipped out of my mind over the course of the day but it’s not much of an issue. And I wish the nation a happy Diwali in advance. Namaskar!“
Neeraj Chopra felicitated by Chennai Super Kings with special jersey
Earlier, Neeraj Chopra was honoured by Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday. The ace javelin thrower was rewarded for his historic feat of winning the nation’s first-ever Olympic medal in track and field events. Apart from the prize money of INR 1 crore, Chopra also received a special CSK jersey with 8758 printed on the back, depicting his iconic 87.58m medal-winning javelin throw.
“The entire nation is proud of Neeraj for his stupendous achievement. By becoming the first Indian to win a medal (gold) in track and field, he has set a benchmark.
“He is an inspiration for the next generation. 87.58 is a number that will forever be etched in Indian sporting history and it’s an honour for us to present this special jersey to Neeraj. We wish he brings more glory to the nation,” CSK CEO K S Viswanathan said during the ceremony.