PM Modi Meets World Champion Sindhu, Calls Her ‘India’s Pride’

Earlier, Sindhu met Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju who presented her with Rs 10 lakh cheque for her historic triumph.

Updated27 Aug 2019, 01:08 PM IST
Badminton
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Newly-crowned badminton world champion P V Sindhu on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who called her India's pride.

Sindhu defeated Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7 21-7 in the final of the world championship in Basel, Switzerland to become the first Indian to claim a gold at the showpiece.

The Hyderabadi had won two silvers and an equal number of bronze medals in the previous editions.

“India’s pride, a champion who has brought home a Gold and lots of glory! Happy to have met @Pvsindhu1. Congratulated her and wished her the very best for her future endeavours,” Modi tweeted after the meeting.

Sindhu was accompanied by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and national coach Pullela Gopichand among others during the meeting.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju presented Sindhu with a Rs 10 lakh cheque for her historic triumph at the World Championships in Basel.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju presented Sindhu with a Rs 10 lakh cheque for her historic triumph at the World Championships in Basel.
(Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi)

Earlier, the star shuttler met Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, who also accompanied her to the Prime Minister’s residence. Rijiju presented her with a Rs 10 lakh cheque for her historic triumph at the World Championships in Basel, Switzerland

“Honoured PV Sindhu who created history and made India proud by winning the World Badminton Championship for the first time. My best wishes to her in her pursuit to bring more glory to India,” Rijiju tweeted after meeting Sindhu.

The minister also extended his congratulations to Sai Praneeth besides rewarding him with a cheque of Rs 4 lakh for winning a bronze medal at the championships, India's first men's singles medal at the worlds since Prakash Padukone's feat in 1983.

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Published: 27 Aug 2019, 08:45 AM IST
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