On Monday, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju has met ace shuttler PV Sindhu and said that the badminton star has made the nation proud by becoming the first Indian to win Badminton World Championships.
Mr. Rijiju tweeted along with some photos of their meet, “Honoured @Pvsindhu1 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.”
Two-time silver winner Ms. Sindhu’s long-standing dream to become a world champion came true after she defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the finals.
The 24-year-old badminton queen was quoted saying by the Badminton World Federation, “This is my answer to the people who have asked me questions over and over. I just wanted to answer with my racket and with this win – that’s all.”
The Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports has also presented her a cheque of Rs. 10 lakhs.
PV Sindhu arrived in Delhi on Tuesday morning amid large fan-following after her historic World Championships victory has said that she would work harder to win many more medals for India.
Ms. Sindhu said at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, “I’d like to thank everyone, thanks to all my fans for blessings. I will work harder and get many more medals. A much awaited win, missed it 2 times but I finally did it,” adding that “a great moment for me. I am really very proud to be an Indian.”
On Monday, Ms. Sindhu in her social media post, wrote that she could not hold back her tears when she saw the national flag being raised and national anthem of India being played in the background.
“I could not hold back my tears when I saw the Indian flag and heard the National anthem playing. Words can’t express my feelings about yesterday’s win at the World Championship,” tweets the Badminton star.
She also thanked her coaches, parents, and trainer for such historic victory.
After PV Sindhu won the gold medal in Switzerland, wishes emerged in from all parts of the country.
“The stupendously talented @Pvsindhu1 makes India proud again!”
PM Modi tweets, “Congratulations to her for winning the Gold at the BWF World Championships. The passion and dedication with which she’s pursued badminton is inspiring. PV Sindhu’s success will inspire generations of players.”
PV Sindhu has won silver in 2016 Rio Games Olympics, a silver at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, an Asian Games silver at Jakarta and the Badminton World Federation World Tour Finals in 2018.