Neeraj Chopra is an Indian track and field athlete, who competes in the javelin throw also represents India at the 2018 Asian Games and won a gold medal he announced on Tuesday to donate Rs 3 Lakhs to the central and Haryana state relief fund to help the country to fight against Coronavirus Pandemic.
Chopra is currently in self-isolation at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala after flying back from a training trip in Turkey. “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,” the Commonwealth Games gold-medallist tweeted.
Chopra, who hails from Panipat, has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics and is considered a strong medal contender.
Untill now, there have been more than 7,50,000 positive cases of The Novel Coronavirus in the world. The World Health Organisation has declared this Virus ‘COVID-19’ a pandemic on March 11.