Neeraj Chopra set to receive Param Vishisht Seva Medal


New Delhi, Jan 25 (UNI) Tokyo Olympic Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra is likely to be honoured with the Param Vishisht Seva Medal on Republic Day. Chopra enlisted into the Indian Army as a Subedar under 4th Battalian Rajputana Rifles. The 24-year-old javelin thrower won the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics with the best throw of 87.58 meters. After his historic win at the Tokyo Olympic, Chopra became the first track and field athlete and second Indian- after Abhinav Bindra to win a Gold at the quadrennial event. The President approved 384 Gallantry Awards and other defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel on Republic Day. The awards includes 12 Shaurya Chakras, 29 Param VishishtSeva Medals, 4 UttamYudhSeva Medals, 53 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals, 13 YudhSeva Medals, 3 Bar to Vishisht Seva Medals, 122 Vishisht Seva Medals, 3 Bar to Sena Medals, 81 Sena Medals, 2 Vayu Sena Medals, 40 Sena Medals (Devotion to Duty), 8 Nao Sena Medals (Devotion to Duty), and 14 Vayu Sena Medals.