Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur, Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy and Minister of State for Sports Nisith Pramanik on Tuesday felicitated Tokyo Olympics Bronze medalist P V Sindhu and her coach Park Tae-sang at an event in New Delhi.
In her address, Ms. Sitharaman said, P V Sindhu excelled in the Tokyo Olympics due to her efforts, tireless practice, sheer perseverance, support of family, coach and Government.
Mr. Thakur said, P V Sindhu has brought smiles on the faces of 130 crore Indians and the country is proud of her. He said, Sindhu is a youth icon, inspiration and one of the greatest Olympians India has ever produced. Mr. Thakur said, Government will make sure that there is no shortage from its side in the facilities of sports.
Mr. Reddy hoped that P V Sindhu will bring Gold medal in next Olympics.
Mr. Pramanik said, P V Sindhu has created history and her achievements will inspire the youth.
P V Sindhu thanked Government, Sports Authority of India for their support.
The only Indian woman to win two Olympic medals, Sindhu today received a warm welcome on her return. Officials of Sports Authority of India and Badminton Association of India received her at the airport.