Chandrababu Naidu felicitates and then plays badminton with PV Sindhu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday picked up a badminton racquet to play with Olympic silver medallist P. V. Sindhu.

Published: 23rd August 2016 03:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd August 2016 03:56 PM   |  A+A-

Naidu Sindhu ANI

Rio Olympics Silver-medalist PV Sindhu being felicitated by CM Chandrababu Naidu at ceremony in Vijayawada. | ANI

By IANS

BIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday picked up a badminton racquet to play with Olympic silver medallist P. V. Sindhu.

Naidu played for a few moments with the star shuttler on the dais of a function organised by the state government to felicitate her. Hundreds of people including students cheered the duo.

Keeping all the protocol aside, Naidu came to Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium to personally felicitate Sindhu and her coach Pullela Gopichand.

A leader of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) had a surprise for Naidu when he handed over a racquet and shuttle to him and another racquet to Sindhu.

Speaking on the occasion, Naidu lavished praise on Sindhu, saying she gave hope to India when there was concern that the country may draw a blank in medals' tally.

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