Tokyo Olympics: It’s showering freebies for Olympic medallists, Free Petrol for Neeraj Chopra, Free Pizzas for Mirabai Chanu & Free Ice-Creams for PV Sindhu – India enjoyed their best-ever campaign at the Olympics as Neeraj Chopra and Co. bagged seven medals at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics. Following their historic performances, the athletes have received critical acclaim all over the country, with rewards coming in thick and fast for the Olympians. And while 23-year-old Chopra is currently the toast of the nation, his namesakes are also basking on his success at the Tokyo Olympics.
Neeraj Chopra has received a windfall of awards from various state governments and businesses in the country, following his historic gold medal win at the Tokyo Olympics. However, the 23-year-old from Panipat is not the only one being rewarded, with several of his namesakes awarded freebies throughout the country.
Neeraj Chopra’s namesakes offered free ropeway trips in Girnar, Haridwar
Usha Bresco Company, which runs the Girnar Ropeway has offered a free trip on the famous attraction to all namesakes of Neeraj Chopra following his gold medal success. Known as the “Udan Khatola”, the ropeway is situated in the Girnar Hills and is a popular tourist destination. The two-way fare is normally ₹700, but all people named Neeraj can avail themselves of the trip for free from August 8-20. Usha Bresco also extended the offer to the ropeway at Chandi Devi Temple in Haridwar. The offer also includes free rides to everyone named Vandana as well, in honour of the women’s hockey player who hails from the state.
Free petrol for Neeraj Chopra’s namesakes in Gujarat
A day after Neeraj Chopra clinched an Olympic gold, a pertrol pump in Gujarat’s Bharuch region stated a two-day offer of free petrol worth ₹501 to anyone named Neeraj. To avail of the offer, all beneficiaries were asked to provide valid ID proof and the deal was valid only once per person. The pump’s manager, Ayyub Pathan claimed that 28 namesakes claimed the offer in two days.
Chole Bhature for all Neeraj’s in Delhi
Popular Delhi-based restaurant Sita Ram Diwan Chand announced on Thursday that all people named Neeraj will be served free chole bhature on August 13. To avail of the offer, the namesake had to show their present valid government ID proof and they were allowed a free plate of the dish. The restaurant clarified that all variants of the name would count and the offer was valid for all.
PV Sindhu gets a natural reward
Meanwhile, Neeraj Chopra wasn’t the only one enjoying the rewards and plaudits coming his way. PV Sindhu was gifted ice creams by Naturals Ice Cream. The reward came in after the two-time Olympic medallist’s father revealed that PM Narendra Modi had promised to have the desert with her after the Tokyo Olympics. A fan suggested that the company reward her like Domino’s had done for silver medallist Mirabai Chanu.
— Natural Ice Cream (@Naturalicecream) August 13, 2021
— Omkar🇮🇳 (@omgs_tweets) August 1, 2021
Mirabai Chanu celebrates with Domino’s Pizzas
Mirabai Chanu, who became the second Indian weightlifter to win a medal at the Olympics, had claimed that the first thing she wanted was to have pizzas after finishing on the podium. Domino’s stepped up to make a gesture, offering her free pizzas for life and delivered on that promise soon after.
“Thank you @dominos_india for sending some great tasting pizzas & celebrating with us. My family and I appreciate the gesture from Domino’s Pizzas. I look forward to our friendship” pic.twitter.com/asjz8L7yoc
— Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (@mirabai_chanu) July 27, 2021