Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra fulfilled a “small dream” that he harboured for his parents today as he took them on their first flight.
The 23-year-old javelin thrower posted on Twitter about this dream of his. He had posted pictures of himself boarding a plane with his parents. Along with the pictures, he also posted a caption stating that a “small” dream of his came true today as he was able to take his parents on their first flight. He wrote the caption in Hindi as well, adding that he is grateful for everyone’s prayers and wishes. There are pictures of him on the plane alongside his parents and other relatives too.
A small dream of mine came true today as I was able to take my parents on their first flight.
आज जिंदगी का एक सपना पूरा हुआ जब अपने मां – पापा को पहली बार फ्लाइट पर बैठा पाया। सभी की दुआ और आशिर्वाद के लिए हमेशा आभारी रहूंगा 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/Kmn5iRhvUf
— Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) September 11, 2021
His fans on Twitter were all praises and sent very wholesome replies to his post. They are mostly wishing him well and were happy that he could fulfil this dream for his parents, along with cheering for his passion and perseverance. It was a genuinely wholesome moment, rarely seen on social media.
Neeraj Chopra has recently signed his first brand endorsement deal with Tata AIA Life Insurance, this week, to promote healthy living among their customers. His popularity has increased ten folds since the Olympics and has attracted a lot of mainstream attention.
Javelin thrower Chopra earned the gold medal with his best throw of 87.58 metres. He helped India win a gold after thirteen years, the last one being Abhinav Bindra in 2008. He had to end his 2021 season after the Olympics as he suffered from a bout of illness and lacked training for future events this year. Neeraj has promised, though, that he will come back stronger next season with him competing in major tournaments like the World Championships, the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games.