Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist PV Sindhu Monday badminton rackets donated to Minister of Union law Kiren Rijiju. The minister uploaded a video to his Twitter account in which it can be seen how Sindhu donated one rocket to him. The shuttler also taught the Minister how to turn the rocket handle. “Great honor for sports brotherhood as @ Pvsindhu1 with Padma Bhushan Award for her achievements in sports for India. Congratulations !! Thank you, Sindhu for donating my top quality badminton rackets and also for teaching me how to handle the racket handle turn, “the Rijiju tweeted.
– Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) 8 November 2021
President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday presented Padma Bhushan, the country’s third highest civilian award, to India’s badminton player PV Sindhu.
President Kovind presented the 2020 Padma Awards at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. The Padma Awards are one of India’s highest civilian honors announced annually on the eve of Republic Day. The awards are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and outstanding service), Padma Bhushan (leading service of higher order) and Padma Shri (leading service). The award seeks to recognize achievements in all areas of activities or disciplines where an element of public service is involved.
“This is a proud moment. I am very grateful to the Government of India, all the ministers and President, sir who gave me this award. I am very very happy, these kinds of awards give us a lot of encouragement, support and motivation to do much better in the coming future, ”PV Sindhu told ANI after receiving the Padma Bhushan award.
“I will definitely work hard and give my best. I have some upcoming tournaments, so I hope I do well and give my best in it,” she added.
Sindhu was already the recipient of Padam Shri, India’s fourth highest civic award and highest sporting honor of India, in 2015, Khel Ratna award in 2016.
After Rio 2016 silver medal, Sindhu went on to win medals at both the 2018 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. In 2019, she became the first Indian to win the World Badminton Championships and beat Nozomi Okuhara in the final.
In 2021, Sindhu took a giant leap when she imprinted her name in the country’s sporting history after winning the bronze medal in the women’s singles competition at Tokyo 2020. With this bronze, Sindhu became the first woman from India to become a doubles player. Olympic medalist.
The reigning world champion defeated He Bing Jiao of China 21-13, 21-15 for the badminton for women singles bronze at Tokyo 2020.
PV Sindhu was last seen on the track in October when she collided with the French Open 2021 after losing to Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi in the semi-finals.
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