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Neeraj Chopra comes to Kolkata

The javelin gold medalist at the Tokyo Olympics is in town for a felicitation

My Kolkata Web Desk | Published 14.09.21, 11:47 PM
Neeraj Chopra at the Kolkata airport late on Tuesday

Neeraj Chopra at the Kolkata airport late on Tuesday

Bibhash Lodh

Neeraj Chopra, the first Indian athlete ever to win an Olympics gold, landed in Kolkata late on Tuesday. 

The 23-year-old champion is scheduled to attend a felicitation and a private programme in the city on Wednesday.

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The javelin champion has been the toast of the country ever since he made history at the Tokyo Olympics last month.

The 87.58m throw that won Neeraj Chopra the Olympic gold

While this is Neeraj's first visit to Kolkata since his golden feat, he has already left an indelible imprint on the city's biggest annual celebration — Durga Puja.

For, Neeraj's moment of glory has powered ahead of several other popular events of the year to be among the most celebrated feats at Durga Puja pandals this time.

So, come October and there will be a Neeraj here and a Neeraj there as the city sprouts Puja pandals everywhere, with many saluting the javelin hero through lighting and motifs.

Last updated on 16.09.21, 01:20 PM
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