Sports Minister Congratulates P V Sindhu on her historic Success at Rio

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Minister of State for Youth Affairs and sports(I/C) shri Vijay Goel has congratulated P V Sindhu and her Coach P. Gopichand for their historic success at the ongoing Rio Olympics. In a statement here today he said, PV Sindhu’s exemplary success to win Silver medal at this young age in Olympics is the result of her hard work, dedication and perseverance. Shri Goel said, credit for this success goes to her parents too, who always stood by PV Sindhu and devoted their entire time and energy to make Sindhu realize her dreams. Shri Goel Said her creditworthy performance will inspire younger generations in all times to come as she went down contesting valiantly to world number one and two-time world champion Carolina Marin of Spain. Her efforts to bring glory to the country in an individual event are laudable.

Recalling the meeting of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi with P V Sindhu during the send-off ceremony organised for the Rio bound players in New Delhi, the sports minister said Shri Modi was keenly following the progress of PV Sindhu at Rio right from her first match. He said under the overall guidance of Shri Modi, Sports Ministry will shortly launch preparations for Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the right earnest.

Shri Goel said Sakshi Malik, Deepa Karmakar and PV Sindhu have scaled new heights in their careers at Rio Olympics and shown to the world the real capability and exemplary courage of the daughters of India.