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AP CM assures land for Sindhu to set up academy

Last updated on: September 13, 2019 22:09 IST

PV Sindhu

IMAGE: World badminton champion PV Sindhu meets Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy in Amaravati on Friday. All Photographs: SnapsIndia

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Friday promised to allot five acres of land in the port city of Visakhapatnam to ace shuttler P V Sindhu for setting up a badminton academy for girls.

 

Sindhu met the Chief Minister at the Secretariat in Amaravati, along with her parents.

The World Champion was accompanied by her parents, state youth affairs minister M Srinivas Rao and a couple of officials from Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh.

Sindhu had, on August 25, became the first Indian to win a World Championships gold medal by defeating Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in the final.

The Chief Minister felicitated her on winning the gold medal at the World Championships recently and wished her more success in future.

Sports and Youth Affairs Minister M Srinivasa Rao said the Chief Minister has consented to Sindhu's request for land to set up the badminton academy.

The Chief Minister also promised whatever help she needed, the minister added.

Sindhu later met Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan at the Raj Bhavan in Vijayawada.

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The state government felicitated Sindhu at a public function in the evening.

Ministers M Srinivasa Rao, K Kanna Babu, Official Language Commission chairman Y Lakshmi Prasad, principal secretary (sports) K Praveen Kumar and others attended.

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