Army Sports Institute Stadium In Pune Named After Neeraj Chopra
Pune, August 28 (TNA) The Army sports stadium in Pune has been named after Neeraj Chopra, who brought the first gold in athletics at the Olympics for India. Raksha Mantri, Rajnath Singh who visited the Army Sports Institute, Pune on Friday announced this.
In the unveiling ceremony, he named the Army Sports Institute stadium as “Neeraj Chopra Stadium”. He then addressed the troops and interacted with the budding sportsmen of Army Sports Institute.
In a tweet Raksha Mantri said “Felicitated Subedar Neeraj Chopra at the Army Sports Institute in Pune today for his amazing performance at Tokyo Olympics. He made the country proud by winning the Olympics Gold Medal. Now, the ASI has renamed the Stadium after him. Wishing him success in his future endeavours.”
“Delighted to facilitate all the Armed Forces personnel who participated in the Tokyo Olympics. My good wishes to them for a successful career ahead,” he added. The Indian Army’s “Mission Olympics” programme was launched in 2001 with an intent to deliver medal winning performances in Olympics and other international events. The focus of the Indian Army is to identify and train promising sportspersons in 11 disciplines. Mission Olympics of Indian Army through Army Sports Institute has been spearheading this initiative of the Army.
Army Sports Institute envisions to train world class sports persons, with sustained and systematic talent hunt, state of the art training and supporting infrastructure. Army Sports Institute is a unique facility for budding sportspersons.