The Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel here today felicitated Badminton Players Saina Nehwal, P.V Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and their coaches P. Gopichand and Vimal Kumar.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Goel said that P.V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal has one again proved that daughters of India can achieve anything in any sphere of life by their grit and determination . He said they have won the hearts of million by their feat in the recently concluded world Badminton Championship at Glasgow. He said their success will inspire millions of youth of this country especially the budding sports persons.
P.V Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth thanked the Government of India, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Sports Minister Shri Vijay Goel for their consistent support to players. Both the players said the keen interest of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in the promotion of Sports and welfare of sports persons makes it possible to work hard towards achieving success.
P. Gopichand and Vimal Kumar said that due to hard work and success of Badminton players, badminton is now the most popular sport in the country after cricket. They said due to facilities available to players now, India is continuously progressing well in different sports.