The commonwealth games gold-medallist is in self-quarantine in Patiala.
The India track and field athlete, Neeraj Chopra has donated an amount of ₹3 lakhs to the central and the state relief funds to combat the prevailing coronavirus pandemic in India. A sum of ₹2 lakhs to the ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund’ and another ₹1 lakh for ‘Haryana Covid Relief Fund’ were donated.
The Asian Games gold medalist is in self-isolation at the National Institute of Sports, Patiala. Neeraj had returned from Turkey and on his arrival, the Sports Authority of India advised the Javelin thrower to stay away from people at the NIS in light of the outbreak.
Neeraj Chopra tweeted, “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.”
Neeraj is considered as a strong medal contender for the Tokyo Olympics and he is a bit relieved that the quadrennial event is pushed to 2021. He said last week, “I would say we should look at this positively as it would allow us a year more to plan and train for the Olympics, which is the biggest sporting event for many athletes. It totally works for me.”