Indigo offers free travel to Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra for a year
New Delhi : After winning gold medal in the Tokyo Olympic 2020, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is now being showered with a lot of prizes. Indigo flight has announced free travel to him for one year.
"You have shown us what hard work, resilience and passion can achieve and I am sure you will be a torch bearer for future Indian athletes. Well done, Neeraj," said Ronojoy Dutta, CEO of Indigo.
Apart from Indigo, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has also awarded a golden pass to him, which means he can travel in any state corporation's bus for life in the state and internationally for free. Such a pass has been issued for the first time by KSRTC.
Meanwhile, Industrialist Anand Mahindra has promised to give Neeraj Chopra a Mahindra XUV700 - the Indian automaker's upcoming product in its SUV line.
"We are all in your army, Baahubali," Mr Mahindra tweeted, along with a grid photo showing the Olympian and the fantasy action film hero, Baahubali, leading an army on horseback.
Previously, GoAir had announced free travel to all medal winners for up to five years.
"A token of appreciation for those who brought us glory at #Olympics2021. We are happy to offer free travel on our network for 5 years to all medal winners," Go First tweeted.