Making further strides into encouraging players across sports disciplines, edtech major Byju’s has announced a Rs 2 crore cash reward for Neeraj Chopra and Rs 1 crore each for Mirabai Chanu, Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Lovlina Borgohain, PV Sindhu and Bajrang Punia.
Neeraj Chopra got India its first-ever gold in athletics in the history of Indian sports on August 7. With a total of 7 medals, Team India gave its best Olympics performance at the Tokyo 2020 event.
Byju Raveendran, founder and CEO of the edtech platform, said, “Sports has a critical role to play in nation-building, and it’s time that we celebrate our Olympic heroes, not just once in 4 years, but every single day. They deserve all the adoration they get, and after this historic achievement at Tokyo 2020, we are rewarding the players for their efforts, sacrifices and achievements.”
The accomplishments and the stellar achievement of India’s sports heroes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been nothing but inspirational, despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 lockdown in 2020-2021. Not only has each one of them made the country proud but has also ignited hope and aspiration that our country can create many more Olympic champions in the future.
“We hope that this small gesture will help them in their journey going forward to win more laurels for the country and also encourage many more youngsters to dream big. India has a huge potential to produce many more sporting champions and it is important to celebrate successes like this and make them heroes so that we transform ourselves from a sport-loving nation to a sport-playing nation. Thank you for filling us with so much pride,” said Raveendran.