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Watch: Two-Time Olympic Medallist PV Sindhu Meets PM Modi

PV Sindhu returned with a Bronze medal from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited Tokyo Olympics bronze medal winner PV Sindhu's South-Korean coach Park Tae-sang to visit Ayodhya.

While interacting with India's Olympic heroes over breakfast on Monday, PM Modi highlighted the historical bond between South Korea and India, sharing how first lady Kim Jung-sook had visited Ayodhya in 2018.

The PM also kept up his promise of having ice-cream with badminton ace PV Sindhu.

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"There is a special relationship between Ayodhya and South Korea. The first lady of South Korea had come to India to attend a function as a special guest. You must visit Ayodhya and you must know what the history is. You will feel proud," PM Modi told Park Tae-sang.

According to a PIB statement earlier, Ayodhya and Korea have a deep historical connection through Princess Suriratna of Ayodhya, who travelled to Korea in 48 CE and married Korean King Suro. Kim Jung-Sook had attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the Queen Huh Memorial at Queen Huh Park in Ayodhya in November 2018.

Further, coach Tae-sang told PM that his wife was shocked to know that he will be meeting the Prime Minister of India. After this, PM Modi asked the photographer to click a picture of the two of them together.

Back in July when the PM had a video interaction with the Tokyo-bound Indian athletes, he had spoken about how Sindhu was barred from having ice cream before the Rio Olympics and whether she was doing the same this time around.

“Work hard and I am confident that you will be successful once again. And when you all come back from the Olympics, I will have ice cream with you," Modi had said.

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