PV Sindhu lauded with gifts: From BMW to Rs 2.05 crore and land

Telangana government announced a cash awards of Rs one crore. Sources said that Government is also likely to gift land to PV Sindhu.

By: Express News Service | Hyderabad | Updated: August 23, 2016 5:09 pm
PV Sindhu, PV Sindhu cash prize, PV Sindhu cash reward, PV Sindhu cash prize, Sindhu sports, PV Sindhu silver medal, Sindhu silver medal, sports news, sports PV Sindhu poses with her Rio 2016 Olympics silver medal. (Source: Reuters)

Awards and accolades await P V Sindhu as Telangana and Andhra Pradesh prepare to welcome home the badminton ace. From Hyderabad to Vijayawada to Visakhapatnam, corporates, businessmen and jewellery showrooms are waiting to show their appreciation for the medal-winner in cash and gifts.

The first gift that Sindhu will receive is a BMW from V Chamundeshwarnath, president of Hyderabad District Badminton Association. 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, a close friend of Sachin Tendulkar, who raises the money to buy the luxury cars by seeking donations from businessmen and corporates. Tendulkar who handed over the BMW from Chamundeshwarnath to Saina Nehwal in August 2012 is also likely to hand over the Beemer to Sindhu next month.

Telangana government announced a cash awards of Rs one crore. Sources said that Government is also likely to gift land to Sindhu. Badminton Association of India too announced a reward of Rs 50 lakh for Sindhu and Rs 10 lakh for Gopichand. The All India Football Federation also awarded Rs 5 lakh each for both Sindhu and Sakshi Malik.

The Madhya Pradesh government also announced a reward of Rs 50 lakh for Sindhu, an official said. Congratulating Sindhu for bagging the silver medal, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a reward of Rs 50 lakh, a senior official of the Public Relation department said.

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A Vijayawada-based top jewellery showroom chain will sign up Sindhu as their brand ambassador. Several real estate developers are likely to gift flats to promote their prestigious ventures in IT corridor. Mahindra and Mahindra will gift one of their famous SUVs of Sindhu’s choice to the shuttler.

Telangana IT Minister K T Rama Rao said Friday evening that the government will make all arrangements to accord a glittering reception to Sindhu when she returns from Rio. “Our Telugu daughter has brought glory to the country. We are all proud of her. We will organize a grand welcome for her,’’ Rama Rao said.

The Delhi government also announced Rs 1 crore as an award to Olympic bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik, and Rs 2 crore to Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu.

Delhi Government also offered a promotion to Sakshi Malik’s father who works in the Delhi Transport Corporation.

Meanwhile, students of faculty of St Ann’s College for Women at Mehdipatnam where Sindhu is pursuing an MBA degree organized a meeting to pray for success of their favourite student. Dozens of students from various schools converged at the Gopichand Badminton Academy at Gachibowli, where Sindhu trains, to watch the match on the big screen. Special prayers and ‘pooja’ were held at various temples across the state including `Peddamma temple’ in Jubillee Hills in Hyderabad for Sindhu’s success.

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    Hus-Ain
    Aug 19, 2016 at 11:51 pm
    Heartiest congratulations from across the border. Winning medal in a global event like Olympics is a huge achievement
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      Henry
      Aug 20, 2016 at 6:01 am
      Gopichand to be given funds to bring up more centers and have more talented sports players In all areas. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;A Bharat Ratna is a must must for such great mentors and true sportmen of India
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      Jag
      Aug 20, 2016 at 3:22 am
      Yes..thats what we do..we shower gifts to winners and next time these winners are nowhere to be seen near the olympic scene...cause they are then busy endorsing and acting !!lt;br/gt;And as someone correcrly pointed..why not use money to build facilities..lt;br/gt;PS:Congratulations Sindhu !
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      Mahesh
      Aug 19, 2016 at 7:58 pm
      She won billion people hearts. That is the biggest gift of all.
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      Kiran
      Aug 20, 2016 at 4:00 am
      I don't get the point. Instead of giving her so many gifts, the government can help improve badminton by building sports facilities in memory of her triump at the olympics. That way, we can produce more stars at the olympics because we are nowhere in the medal standings. Infact, it's a shame that a country with a billion people was only able to produce two medals, that too not a GOLD.
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        Ravi Sinha
        Aug 20, 2016 at 5:11 am
        Undoubtedly Sindhu is Pride of India
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          Rajani
          Aug 19, 2016 at 8:37 pm
          My dear Sindhu, yu r Awesome,we all like yu somuch ..specially my son sharan who is 8 yr old is a great fan of yu, throughout the final match he kept on praying saibaba for ur victory.yu won our hearts wth the great spirit.v all congratulate yu on this special occasion .silver@ Olympics sounds great and proud.today is ur day in history.lookng forward for many more medals.
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            Ram kapoor
            Aug 20, 2016 at 9:45 am
            M sad that all huge amount is going to sakshi n sindhu pocket only ... If one govt has decided to give 1 crore to winner then what's the point that every govt start giving to crore of rupees to winners only instead of that they should reward other athletes who did well n reach round 16 quarterfinal n top4 ... Bcoz some athletes are very poor lack financial support ... I wish any govt reward some hard cash atleast 10lackh or 5lakh to each athletes so that they could bring gold in Tokyo ... Srikanth , datto babon , sajan prakash , lalita babar , tintu luka , deepa karmakar jitu rai ... Some more
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