New Delhi, Sep 4: Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan met ace shuttler PV Sindhu and her father PV Ramana here on Wednesday and suggested that she lend her voice to national missions and campaigns. Calling her a national pride, the Minister congratulated her and felicitated her for winning gold at BWF World Championship. He also wished her all the best for future endeavours, including Olympics 2020.
On the occasion, Mr Pradhan presented her and her father a commemorative coin issued by Government of India Mint on the occasion of Nabakalebar Festival and a traditional Odia shawl. Calling her a youth icon capable of driving social change, Mr Pradhan suggested that she lend her voice to national missions and campaigns like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Jal Shakti Abhiyan, putting an end to single use plastic, envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Talking to media persons after meeting the Minister, Ms Sindhu expressed her happiness and thanked Mr Pradhan for felicitating her. She also thanked Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited for supporting her. Ms Sindhu is a brand ambassador of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL).UNI