Telangana: Prepare Grand Homecoming For PV Sindhu Today :- Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu arrived at Gachibowli stadium in Hyderabad on Monday. The Government of Telangana state has organised a grand felicitation for her at Gachibpwli stadium.
PV Sindhu with her coach Pullela Gopichand was greeted by her parents – PV Ramana and P Vijaya, Deputy CM of Telangana Mohd Mahmood Ali, and some ministers from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on her arrival at Hyderabad airport. Indian Shuttler PV Sindhu reached the venue riding in an open-top bus amid scenes of jubilation and loud cheers from scores of people on the streets.
The people on the streets raised slogans like as ‘P V Sindhu Pride of India’. Many of them also showered flower on her. School children held banners hailing the badminton star PV Sindhu.
Overwhelmed by the huge reception, Sindhu said that I never expected such a huge turn-out; it made my day.
She said at felicitation event that thanks for the support and blessings me. I thank my Guru (P Gopichand) and my parents, who motivated and supported me. The event was attended by her parents, Deputy CM of Telangana Mohd Mahmood Ali, Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, and IT Minister K T Rama Rao.
WATCH: Rio silver-medalist PV Sindhu on her way to Gachibowli stadium (Hyderabad) for the felicitation ceremony.https://t.co/4UEMk4vEUU
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Addressing a press conference at Gopichand Badminton Academy, Sindhu said that she was really happy that her dream had come true. I would like to thank everyone,
Meantime, Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who came 4th in the women’s vault finals narrowly missing out on a bronze medal, also received a grand welcome in Agartala. She was travelling in an open jeep while scores of people cheered her on the streets.
Gymnast Dipa karmakar has already been recommened for the Khel Ratan award which is highest in the sports category.
The government of Telangana had announced Rs 5 crore cash reward to Sindhu and a 1,000 square yard housing site near the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Gachibowli and suitable government job, if she is willing.
The government of Telangana had also announced cash prize of Rs 1 crore to PV Sindhu’s coach P Gopichand.
On August 19, PV Sindhu 21-year-old from Hyderabad lost to world No 1 Carolina Marin of Spain 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 in a pulsating final that lasted for 83 minutes.
The two time world championship bronze medallist, Sindhu became the first Indian woman player to clinch a silver in the Olympics and fifth woman player from India to win a medal in the quadrennial games.