Neeraj Chopra Awards: Subedar Neeraj Chopra, who made history by winning a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, will be honored with the ‘Extreme Distinguished Service Medal’. He received this honor On the eve of Republic Day . Neeraj is posted in the Rajputana Rifles of the Indian Army. Neeraj has received many honors so far. & Nbsp;
Neeraj is the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in track and field event. He won a medal at the Tokyo Olympics by throwing a javelin 87.58 meters. In November last year, he was awarded the ‘Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna’ award. President Ram Nath Kovind will honor 384 defense personnel with gallantry and other awards at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday evening. These awards include 12 Shaurya Chakras, 29 Super Distinguished Service Medals, 4 Outstanding War Service Medals, 53 Extreme Distinguished Service Medals, 13 War Service Medals.
Is like Neeraj won the gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games with a javelin throw of 82.23 meters. She then went on to win a gold medal at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships in the javelin throw with a distance of 85.23 meters. Neeraj had won a gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games with a throw of 86.47 meters. He started his season before the Tokyo Olympics in March 2021 with a new national record of 88.06m.
Who gets this honor?
The Service Medal (PVSM) is a military award from India. It is awarded to defense personnel who have done exceptional work in the field of peace and service. All ranks of the Indian Armed Forces personnel including the Territorial Army, Auxiliary and Reserve Forces, Nursing Officers and other members of the Nursing Services and other legally constituted Armed Forces are eligible for this award. The Distinguished Service Medal was originally established on January 26, 1960 "Distinguished Service Medal, Class I" Was made as. It was renamed on January 27, 1961.