Vijayawada: Olympic silver medalist in women’s badminton, PV Sindhu, was congratulated by the Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday, a day after she was given a solemn welcome by the Telangana government.
On Tuesday, Sindhu participated in a victory rally from Gannavaram Airport to Indira Gandhi Stadium in Vijayawada, where the celebration took place.
Member of parliament Vijayawada, Kesineni Nani of the Telugu Desam Party, who arranged the rally, arranged a special flight and traveled with Sindhu, her coach, and their family.
Crowds of students and fans lined up on both sides of the road to greet Sindhu as she stepped out from Gannavaram airport.
Dressed in white, Sindhu was seen waving to fans with a silver medal dangling around his neck, while Gopichand waved a tricolor medal, amid drumbeats and cheers from locals.
BAI Secretary (events), K Ch Punnaiah Chowdary, and CEO of Andhra Pradesh Badminton Association, Sindhu’s father, PV Ramana, a former volleyball player, among others at the forefront convoy.
During the commendation ceremony, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu also tried his hand at badminton with Sindhu.
After the reception, Naidu gave her a check for Rs 3 billion. Naidu has also announced a 1,000 square foot residential complex in Amaravati for Sindhu.
Sindhu and Gopichand will also take a dip in the Krishna river on the last day of the 12-day river festival “Krishna Pushkaralu”.
Sindhu, who returned from Rio to Hyderabad in a hero’s welcome on Monday, received another Rs 5 billion check from Telangana’s Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who also offered it to her. a residential plot in Hyderabad and a government job.
On Monday, it was reported that the country’s highest sports award – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna – would be awarded to four athletes with Olympic medalists PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik to be honored alongside. with gymnast Dipa Karmakar and excellent shooter Jitu Rai.
While badminton Sindhu made history by becoming India’s first female athlete to win a silver medal at the Rio Olympics, Sakshi won bronze in 58kg. Dipa missed bronze by 0.15 points but her clean finish in the Produnova vault won the hearts of the nation.