You did wonders despite obstacles: PM Modi to Neeraj Chopra in phone call
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Olympic gold-medallist Neeraj Chopra after the javelin thrower's momentous achievement in the Tokyo Games on Saturday, applauding him for not letting injuries and break in momentum come in the way of his performance.
The 23-year-old Chopra became the country's first track-and-field Olympic gold medallist, which was India's first since shoer Abhinav Bindra came out tops in the 2008 Beig Games.
"Many many congratulations to you, you have brought joy to the country on the last day of competitions for us," Modi said in a telephonic conversation with the youngster, who is employed with the Indian Army.
An excited Chopra responded by saying, "I wanted to do well, gold jeetna bohot badi baat hai (it's a huge thing to win gold). I got support and good wishes from a lot of people."
"You had to work harder for one year because of the delay in Olympics and the COVID-19 lockdown. You also battled a shoulder injury (in 2019). You have done wonders despite all these obstacles, it is all hard work," he added.
Chopra acknowledged that the task wasn't easy for him.
"Bohot mushkil tha sir (It was difficult)," he said.
Modi spoke about Chopra's confident body language, which was eye-catching during the Olympic finals but something that the PM said he noticed before he left for the Games.
"I saw confidence on your face the day I spoke to you," he said.
Modi told Chopra that he has inspired a generation of youngsters with his achievements.
India finished its Olympic campaign with an unprecedented seven medals, including two silver and four bronze medals.
We are proud of you Neeraj. Your dedication and hard work made this great achievement possible. History has been written today. We have excellent PM always a motivation for young sportsman. Proud moment for every Indian and ho all sports will get good attention going forward.
PM is ...New generation will be inspired....Congrats for tremendous achievement for India...
The main obstacle to Chopra was Modi who has cut the finding for sports by 300 crores. Chopra has openly declared his support for the farmers rally.
He did wonder and Feku did blunder. Petrol 110/ltr., Nebandi, Inflation, unemployment only blunder n blunder.
他创造了奇迹 ，而莫迪犯了大错。汽油110 卢比/升，通货膨胀，失业，莫迪犯了一个又一个错误。
But Modi had no obstacles came with absolute majority. But still dest yed the country 5 million desd thousands of kids are orphan. Gdp is in non recovery mode. Inflation is high and country is back by 100 years.
Congrats. But he didn't play for a polician or a pokitical . He played for India.
The PM's image to sane Indians is like a joke now - just waiting to get entertained.
RANK 1 - CHINA - Total 88, gold - 38
RANK 2 - USA - Total 113, gold - 39
Rank 47 - india - total 7 , modiji - 7 gold
Nebraska chopra is a son of a farmer and in Indian army plus he is a sportsman.
Shame on your ego modi Saab,you have pushed country to disaster by raising many chamchas around you who only keep buttering you all the time.
we broke records!!!!
So PM accepts that govt could do nothing to address the obstacles and Neeraj had to do it all by himself.
Good that you reminded him of obstacles ..otherwise he almost forgot
it would not have been reported about Neeraj's shoulder surgery unless PM referred to it. Great PM recognizing the struggle and difficulties of an athelete.
CONGRATULATIONS TO NEERAJ CHOPRA WHO HAS BRIGHTENED INDIAN SPIRITS and his hapess knew no bounds when he was personally congratulated by none other than the PM, who praised his hard work and confidence. This augurs well for Indian sports for years to come
Hats off to Niraj for bringing laurels to our country. He is the pride of.
.Cor ion is rampant in the sports ministry and only a fraction of the total amount is spent actually for the players competing in an international fixture like olympics.
There should be a medal for the person who takes most credit for everything.
this sports hero made all of us proud
Cow Meat And Pork
Chopra chopped desi cowMeat and porkMeat and consumed with alcohol which got him beastly energy and win the gold medal