World No. 1 shutller Saina Nehwal gifted her racquet to PM Modi as an advance birthday present.
World No. 1 shutller Saina Nehwal on Wednesday presented her racquet, with which she played to become the first Indian to win silver at the Badminton World Championships, to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She presented it as an advanced birthday present as Indian PM Modi will turn 65 on Thursday.
The 25-year-old Saina was delighted to have met the Prime Minister and said,”I am pleased to meet honourable Prime Minister and wished him Happy birthday in advance. I am happy to present him a racquet for his birthday. It’s really good to know that he follows every sport regularly and also interesting thing is he spoke to me about my matches. He also congratulated me for my World Championship medal.”
The super girl of Indian badminton, Saina has been an achiever of numerous firsts in her magnificent badminton career. Though She had lost to Spain’s Carolina Marin in the title conflict of World Championships in Jakarta a month ago yet at the same time turned into the first Indian to win a silver award in the prestigious competition. PM Narendra Modi also thanked world no. 1 Saina on twitter.
Thank you @NSaina for the badminton racquet. It was great meeting you. pic.twitter.com/82ZrFYyBRi
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 16, 2015