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Neeraj Chopra honored with Param Vishisht Seva Medal

The Olympic Gold medal winner Neeraj Chopra was honored with the Prama Vishisht Seva Medal. Neeraj Chopra brought fame to India by winning the country’s first athletic gold medal. In Tokyo Olympics, Chopra won the medal throwing javelin to 87.58 metres. Along with Neeraj Chopra, 18 other are being honoured with the award.
Neeraj Chopra honored with Param Vishisht Seva Medal
Neeraj Chopra honored with Param Vishisht Seva Medal

Chopra was honoured with the Arjuna award in 2018. In 2020, he was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal. In 2016, Chopra was enrolled in Rajputana Rifles as Naib Subedar. He was a part of the Mission Olympics Wing that operated at the Army Sports Institute located in Pune. The Mission Olympics Wing was an initiative of the Indian Army. Under the initiative, the army identified qualified sports person from the army and trained them in different disciplines. They participated in national and international competitions.
The award was constituted in 1960. It is awarded to peace time services. The award shall be presented posthumously. The lawfully constituted armed forces, Territorial Army, reserve forces; auxiliary and nursing officers are eligible for the award.
It is equivalent to Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal. It is lower to Padma Bhushan and higher to MahaVir Chakra.

Published date : 28 Jan 2022 07:21PM

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