Indian badminton player P.V. Sindhu nominated for the country’s third highest civilian honour -Padma Bhushan award on Monday.
The Olympic medallist PV Sindhu who made India proud with her excellent performance and became the first Indian to win a silver medal at the Rio Games last year is now on the road to win third highest civilian honour — Padma Bhushan award, which was recommended by the Sports Ministry on Monday.
Confirming the news, a sports ministry official said in a statement, “Yes, we have recommended Sindhu for Padma Bhushan”.
Recently, the 22-year-old y won the Korea Open Super Series title.
Sindhu claimed a silver medal before clinching her third Super Series title at Korea Open this month.
In the year 2014, Indian shuttler won four bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games, Uber Cup and Asia Championship, Incheon Asian Games.
While responding to this, P.V. Sindhu told the reporters, “I am very happy that my name has been recommended for the Padma Bhushan. I would like to thank the government and the sports ministry”.
She was awarded by India’s fourth highest civilian honour- the Padma Shri award in March 2015.