Sindhu leaves for Vijayawada, to be felicitated by Andhra

Hyderabad/Vijayawada, Aug 23 (IANS) Olympic silver medalist P.V. Sindhu on Tuesday left for Vijayawada where the Andhra Pradesh government will felicitate her at a civic reception.

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will present her a Rs 3 crore cheque. Naidu had announced a thousand square feet of residential plot in Amaravati for Sindhu.

A special aircraft carrying the star shuttler, her coach Pullela Gopichand and some ministers and parliamentarians from Andhra Pradesh took off from Begumpet Airport here.

The state government has made elaborate arrangements for a rousing reception in honour of Sindhu, who became the first Indian to win a silver medal at Olympics.

A victory rally will be taken out from Gannavaram Airport to Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium, where she will be felicitated.

As Sindhu’s parents have their roots in Andhra, many of her relatives are also expected to be there.

Sindhu and Gopichand will also take a holy dip in Krishna river on the last day of 12-day long river festival “Krishna Pushkaralu”.

Sindhu, who returned from Rio to Hyderabad to a grand welcome on Monday, received another cheque of Rs 5 crore from Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, who also offered her a residential plot in Hyderabad and a government job.



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