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FICCI FLO Lucknow Celebrates National Sports Day with Padma Shree Awardee 'P.V. Sindhu'

FICCI FLO Lucknow chapter celebrated National Sports Day on 29th of August, 2020 by organising a virtual conversation of its members with the Padma Shree Awardee, Ms. P.V. Sindhu.

Shivani Arora

Shivani AroraBy Shivani Arora

Published on 29 Aug 2020 12:58 PM GMT

FICCI FLO Lucknow Celebrates National Sports Day with Padma Shree Awardee P.V. Sindhu
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FICCI FLO Lucknow chapter celebrated National Sports Day on 29th of August, 2020 by organising a virtual conversation of its members with the Padma Shree Awardee, Ms. P.V. Sindhu.

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is arguably the most prolific Indian badminton star of the 21st century. Having made her international debut in 2009, she rose to a career high ranking of no. 2 in April 2017. Over the course of her career, Pusarla has won medals at multiple tournaments including Olympics and on the BWF circuit including a gold at the 2019 World Championships.

P.V. Sindhu:

She is the first Indian to become the Badminton World Champion and the first Indian woman to earn an Olympic Silver medal. In addition, Ms. Sindhu has made the Forbes' list of Highest-Paid Female Athletes in 2018 and 2019. She is the recipient of the sports honour Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan among other honours.

FICCI FLO Lucknow Celebrates National Sports Day with Padma Shree Awardee 'P.V. Sindhu'

Along with fellow badminton player Saina Nehwal and boxer Mary Kom, she has been one of the shining beacons for sportswomen in India. Currently ranked at world number seven, shuttler PV Sindhu remains as one of India’s biggest hopes in badminton as the nation gears up for Tokyo 2020.

During the course of the interview, Ms. Sindhu shared many anecdotes about her journey including the one about how she got enamoured with badminton after seeing ace shuttler Gopichand in action, despite both her parent being acclaimed volleyball players.

She said that her fondest achievement till date, however, remains the silver medal at Rio 2016. After eliminating Tai Tzu Ying in the round-of-16, she disposed of the second-seeded Wang Yihan and Japanese star Nozumi Okuhara in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively. Winning the silver for her country at the Olympics still gave her immense joy.

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She impressed upon the need of more and more children taking up sports as a career choice and for the state to invest consciously into upgrading sports infrastructure.

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FICCI FLO Lucknow Celebrates National Sports Day with Padma Shree Awardee 'P.V. Sindhu'

Talking about the event, FLO Lucknow chapter Chairperson Mrs. Puja Garg said, "As the first Indian woman to win a silver medal at the Olympics and gold at the BWF World Championships, the World Champion is in a class by herself when it comes to Indian badminton in the 21st century. We had hundreds of school children attending this event today and we sincerely hope that we have been able to inspire some them, especially girls to look at sports more seriously, going forward."

FICCI FLO Lucknow Celebrates National Sports Day with Padma Shree Awardee 'P.V. Sindhu'

The event was chaired by Mrs. Snigdha Lath Aggarwal and was attended by FLO members from all Chapter across India.

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