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The Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, the Union Minister for Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Shri G. Kishan Reddy and the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Nisith Pramanik felicitates the Tokyo Olympics Bronze medalist PV Sindhu at a function, in New Delhi on August 03, 2021. The Secretary (Sports), Shri Ravi Mittal and other dignitaries are also seen.

Olympic Medalist PV Sindhu receives an unforgettable welcome home

Key Highlight:

  • Union Ministers Smt. NirmalaSitharaman, Shri G Kishan Reddy, and Shri NisithPramanik also attended the event and felicitated P V Sindhu
  • P V Sindhu said that  I would like to thank my parents for their constant support and scarifies and my coach for working with me and making this dream come true

New Delhi;3/8/21:Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Anurag Singh Thakur today felicitated ace badminton player P.V. Sindhu upon her return home after becoming the first Indian woman to win two Olympic Games medals after she claimed bronze with a straight games victory over He Bing Jiao in Tokyo2020.​​​​​In felicitating Sindhu and her coach Park Tae Sang at a warm ceremony, Shri Thakur was joined by Union Finance Minister Smt. NirmalaSitharaman; Union Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of North-Eastern Region Shri G Kishan Reddy and Minister of State of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri NisithPramanik, Secretary Sports, Shri Ravi Mittal and senior officers of the Sports Ministry. Sindhu’s parents P Vijaya and PV Ramana traveled from Hyderabad to be part of the programme. Members of Parliament Shri ShyamBapu Rao, Shri Bandi Sanjay Kumar, ShriArvindDharmapuri, and Shri TG Venkatesh also graced the event.

Addressing the occasion, SmtNirmalaSitharaman said that Sindhu is a great sportsperson and she has repeatedly proved herself so. What has contributed to her success are meticulous preparation, world-class training facilities at Gadchibowli, a great coach, family support and Sindhu’s own perseverance, grit and excellence in the field of play.” It’s a day when all Indians can derive absolute inspiration and motivation, ” she said. She further added “What an inspiration, what a motivation she will be for generations to come. ”

Speaking at the occasion Shri Reddy said, “P.V Sindhu’s podium finish at the Tokyo Olympic Games is a story of many firsts – She is the first Indian woman to win 2 Olympic medals and the only Indian to win medals in 2 consecutive Olympic Games.

Speaking at the event Shri. Pramanik said, “Kudos to PV Sindhu for creating history by becoming the 1st Indian Woman to clinch her 2nd consecutive Olympic Medal. Her dedication, sincerity, humility, and sporting spirit will continue to be an inspiration for all. India is proud of you”.

The Government-funded Sindhu to the tune of nearly Rs 4 crore in the last Olympic cycle, including travel to 52 international tournaments besides training camps in Hyderabad. Besides, in collaboration with Telangana Government, it facilitated her training in the Gachibowli Stadium ahead of the Olympic Games.

Sindhu is the second Indian athlete to return home with a medal from Tokyo2020 after weightlifter Mirabai Chanu who won the 49kg class silver on July 24. Boxer LovlinaBorgohain, who is assured of a 69kg class medal, will compete in the semifinal against BusenazSurmeneli (Turkey) on Wednesday.

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