Defence Minister Rajnath Singh can attain Pune’s Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) and Army Sports Institute (ASI) on August 23 and is likely to name a facility after Olympic javelin gold medalist Neeraj Chopra, officials mentioned on Friday. A release from the Defence PRO said Singh, during his tour to Army Sports Institute, is likely to name the stadium in the campus as ‘Neeraj Chopra Army Sports Institute, Pune Cantonment’. Chopra, a Naik Subedar in the Army who achieved gold in the javelin competition in the currently-concluded Tokyo Olympics, had himself trained at the ASI.
As per the publication, Singh will congratulate 16 Olympians from the Services during his visit to ASI, despite addressing troops and sportsmen training at the premier facility.
At DIAT, Singh will hold the institute’s general body meeting and talk with M.Tech and PhD students apart from initiating a new building in the campus.