Fans wait to give grand welcome

Published by Metro India News on August 22, 2016 00:44:14 AM
PV Sindhu

After her silver-medal winning performance at the Rio Olympics, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu will receive a grand welcome in her home city when she returns to Hyderabad on Monday. The 21-year-old will be felicitated at an event in Gachibowli stadium after she arrives from Rio on Monday. A special programme to felicitate Sindhu on her historic win will be held at Gachibowli Stadium. Basking in delight with Sindhu’s outstanding performance at the Olympics, as many as 5000 crowd is all set to give the silver medalist a grand welcome upon her arrival.

According to GHMC commissioner B Janardhan Reddy, the star shuttler will be welcomed by school children and citizens at various points from airport to the stadium. He directed officials to install huge hoardings along the procession route to welcome the girl, who made India proud. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday announced cash prize of Rs 5 crore for Sindhu.

He also announced 1,000 square yard house site in Hyderabad and a government job for the girl born in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad. Rao also announced cash prize of Rs 1 crore for Sindhu's coach Pullela Gopichand.