Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated ace shuttler P.V. Sindhu after she became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships in Basel, Switzerland, on Sunday.
Modi said in a tweet that the "stupendously talented" Sindhu''s success will "inspire generations of players."
"The stupendously talented @Pvsindhu1 makes India proud again! Congratulations to her for winning the Gold at the BWF World Championships. The passion and dedication with which she''s pursued badminton is inspiring. PV Sindhu''s success will inspire generations of players," Modi tweeted.
And praises poured in from across the country. From President Ram Nath Kovind to cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar congratulated her on her incredible achievement.
President tweeted "Congratulations Sindhu for winning the BWF World Championship. This is a proud moment for the entire country. Your magic on the court, hardwork and perseverance enthralls and inspires millions. Best wishes World Champion for all your future battles "Amazing performance, Sindhu!"
Sachin tweeted "Congratulations on becoming the 1st ever Indian to win the BWF World Championships! You have made India proud, yet again."
Indian Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said, "PV Sindhu creates history by becoming the first-ever Indian to claim gold in BWF World Badminton Championships! India is proud of Sindhu. My hearty congratulations! Govt will continue to provide best support & facilities to produce champions."
Sindhu’s fellow competitor and Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal also tweeted "Congratulations to Sindhu for the first ever world championships gold medal from India"
Fellow Hyderabadi sportspersons - VVS Laxman and Sania Mirza - followed suit.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy hailed the 'historic victory' of shuttler P V Sindhu in the BWF World Championships on Sunday.
"Congratulations, Sindhu, on becoming the first Indian to win the gold medal at the BWF World Championships.
(You) dominated right from the start and finished like a true champion," the Chief Minister said in a congratulatory message.
Opposition leader N Chandrababu Naidu also congratulated Sindhu on the victory and said she enhanced India's glory on the world stage once again through extraordinary talent and excellent on-field performance.
"It is a matter of pride for all Telugus that Sindhu became the first Indian to win gold at the World Championships. I wish she scales new heights and achieves more laurels in future," Naidu said in a statement.
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