‘What Neeraj Chopra has achieved […] will be remembered forever.’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

About The Book –

The long-cherished dream of a billion Indians was fulfilled on the night
of 7 August 2021 when Neeraj Chopra won a gold in javelin at the Tokyo
Olympics 2020. The wait, though, had been very long. In fact, since the
inception of the modern Olympic Games, this is India’s first individual gold
medal in athletics. When he did it in his characteristic style and smile, the
entire country showered him with love. The media went into a frenzy and
the youth found a new inspiration. People thronged to get pictures clicked
with him and brands found a new wonder-ambassador.
Neeraj Chopra: From Panipat to the Podiumbegins in a small village in
Panipat and recounts his formative years that were characterized by limited
means and facilities. It takes readers through his journey to Panchkula and
then to the national camp in his quest to conquer the world.

About The Author –

Arjun Singh Kadian is an academic and policy professional based out of
offices in Haryana and Delhi. A geologist by training, he graduated from
Hansraj College, University of Delhi, and is a gold medallist in his master’s
degree. In addition to teaching, Arjun has worked at the chief minister’s office,
Haryana and travelled widely across the region to understand the nuances
of the state. Arjun is an alumnus of the Observer Research Foundation
(ORF) and ZEIT-Stiftung. He is also a fellow at Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

Arjun is also involved with projects like Indic Academy, Rath Foundation
and has initiated the Haryana Thinkers Forum. He has presented Haryana’s
views on multiple platforms, both in print and digital.

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