Telangana government will give cash reward of Rs 5 crore to Olympic silver medalist in women’s badminton singles P V Sindhu.
The decision was officially announced by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, after
After chairing a state cabinet meeting at Secretariat in Hyderabad.
The Telangana government has also decided to offer her 1,000 yards of land and a government job, if she is willing to do.
“There is a need to encourage sports personalities. Like Sania Mirza, who brought laurels by winning several tournaments after encouragement by the government, we hope Sindhu will also bring many laurels by winning many more tournaments in the future. She is coming to Hyderabad on August 22. The Cabinet has decided to accord her a grand reception,” Rao said.
The Chief Minister also announced cash reward of Rs 1 crore to Sindhu’s coach P Gopichand and praised his efforts to produce shuttlers who are in the world top-50 like Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap and others.
Rao also said the Cabinet decided to give cash reward of Rs 1 crore to grappler Sakshi Malik, who won bronze at the Rio Olympics.
Sindhu, the two-time World championship bronze medallist, became the first Indian woman to clinch a Silver in the Olympics and fifth woman player from India to win a medal in the quadrennial games.
Many corporates and businessmen from Hyderabad to Vijayawada to Visakhapatnam have informed to offer more gifts to the shuttler.
V Chamundeshwarnath, president of Hyderabad District Badminton Association will gift Sindhu a BMW car.
He had gifted a BMW to Saina Nehwal when she won a bronze in 2012 and vowed to gift one to Sindhu if she wins a medal.
“Before the Rio Olympics started, I had said that if anyone from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh wins a medal I will gift a BMW. I am glad, I will be presenting one to Sindhu soon,’’ said Chamundeshwarnath.