Two-time Olympic medalist and Indian shuttle star PV Sindhu on Monday discussed plans to open a sports academy and school in Visakhapatnam with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She tweeted the video of the entire conversation on Wednesday. Sharing the video, she wrote, “It will always be a very special interaction with Honorable Premier Narendra Modi Ji for me.”
The shuttle ace mentioned that he was overwhelmed by all the support she received. “I was happy to discuss how I can also support badminton in India with him with an amazing team of people,” she wrote.
It will always be a very special interaction with Hon’ble PM @Narendra Modi ji for me. As I am overwhelmed with the support, I was happy to discuss how I can also support badminton in India with him, with an amazing team of people 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/XBD2evhzXz– Pvsindhu (@ Pvsindhu1) August 18, 2021
This is in line with the government’s plan to get future Olympians out of schools. The government plans to merge university and sports education. He will not only hire sports teachers but also encourage renowned athletes to teach children and train students who have the capacity and can be trained to represent India internationally. The aim of the policy is not only to “measure student interest in sport”, but also to “select future athletes for appropriate training at external sites”.
The excerpt shared by Sindhu dates from the day the Tokyo Olympic contingent was invited by Prime Minister Modi for breakfast at his official residence on the 7th, Lok Kalyan Marg. Sindhu and PM Modi have a conversation when the badminton player mentioned her intention to open a sports school and academy. “I was thinking of creating an academy and a sports school in Vizag, but now I’m playing. I will do it after. My dad will be watching the academy, ”Sindhu said in the video.
Sindhu had alluded to her intentions regarding the sports academy earlier on Friday when she visited the Tirumala temple to offer her prayers. “Many young people are lagging behind in sports due to the lack of proper encouragement and training,” Sindhu said. During the interaction, Sindhu also introduced his trainer, Park Tae-sang, to Prime Minister Modi. Speaking to her coach, the PM mentioned that Ayodhya and South Korea share a very special relationship. He also invited Park to Ayodhya city. “Know the history of the place. You will be proud, ”Prime Minister Modi told Park.
Princess Suriratna of Ayodhas married Korean King Suro during his visit to Korea in 48 CE. Additionally, South Korean First Lady Kim-Jung Sook in 2018 attended a reception at Queen Huh Park in Ayodhya.
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