In the pictures, the Olympic gold medallist can be seen posing with his parents on the steps leading to the aircraft as well as inside the plane.

Neeraj Chopra posing with his parents on their first flight
news News Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 17:10

Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra on Saturday, September 11 expressed his joy at being able to take his parents on their first flight. Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “A small dream of mine came true today as I was able to take my parents on their first flight.” In the pictures, Neeraj can be seen posing with his parents on the steps leading to the aircraft as well as inside the plane.  

Meanwhile, the Indian Army recently felicitated Neeraj Chopra, who is a Subedar, for winning gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics by naming a stadium at the Army Sports Institute, Pune Cantonment in his honour. The Neeraj Chopra Stadium, Army Sports Institute (ASI), Pune Cantt was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in the presence of India's champion javelin thrower on August 27. Rajnath also felicitated Neeraj for becoming the first from the country to win an Olympic gold medal in athletics.

"Felicitated Subedar Neeraj Chopra at the Army Sports Institute in Pune for his amazing performance at Tokyo Olympics. He made the country proud by winning the Olympics Gold Medal. Now the ASI has named the stadium after him. Wishing him success in his future endeavours," Rajnath Singh said in a tweet.

Neeraj thanked ASI for this gesture and hoped it will inspire others to take up sports. "Truly humbled by this recognition, and hope it inspires many more athletes to make our nation proud. Thank you, ASI Pune," Neeraj said in his tweet.

Neeraj Chopra in August said that he has decided to end his 2021 competition season because of 'the packed travel schedule and a bout of illness' upon his return from Tokyo. The javelin thrower took to Instagram to share the news with his fans. "The packed schedule of travel and a bout of illness has meant I have not been able to resume training since Tokyo and therefore, along with my team, have decided to cut short (my) 2021 competition season to be able to take some time off, recharge and come back stronger for a packed 2022 calendar which includes the World Championships, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games," Neeraj wrote in a lengthy post.

With IANS inputs

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