Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Pune’s Defense Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) and Army Sports Institute (ASI) on Aug. 23 and is likely to name a facility here after Olympic javelin gold medalist Neeraj Chopra, said officials today.
A Defense PRO release said that during his visit to the Army Sports Institute, Mr Singh is likely to call the stadium on campus ”Neeraj Chopra Army Sports Institute, Pune Cantonment”.
Neeraj Chopra, an Army Naik Subedar who won gold in the javelin competition at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics, had trained at ASI.
According to the release, Mr Singh will be congratulating 16 Olympians from the services during his visit to ASI apart from addressing troops and athletes training in the main facility.
At DIAT, Singh will chair the general meeting of the institute and interact with MTech and PhD students, apart from inaugurating a new building on campus.