Badminton ace P.V Sindhu may soon become a deputy collector in the state of Andhra Pradesh.  The required amendments have already been made in the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission Act (APPSC). Sindhu created history at the Rio Olympics last year when she became the first indian woman to bag a silver at the Olympics. Both the AP & Telangana governments had made the offer to Sindhu.

Sindhu’s mother said that Sindhu would definitely take a decision after getting the appointment order. She maintained that the sport would always be Sindhu’s first priority, but keeping in mind that athletes cannot play forever, the offer would help her.

A Hindustan Times report confirms that Sindhu accepted the offer. Sindhu was honoured and rewarded by the state governments of AP & Telangana after her historic win at the Rio Olympics.  The AP government had given her a cash prize of 3,00,00, 000 and a residential plot in Amaravati.

Heaping praise on Sindhu,  AP CM Chandrababu Naidu had said that Sindhu was an incredible talent and an inspiration for all girls.  He emphasised on giving importance to sports and hit out on the previous governments for failing to encourage athletes.

Sindhu’s parents have both played volleyball for India. Superior genes and super coach – Sindhu’s mantra for glory.


Tony Joseph

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