The Rio Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu has added another feather to her cap. The Hyderabad born and brought up shuttler was on Thursday, issued an appointment letter for the post of Group-I officer, in her hometown, Hyderabad. Presenting the offer letter, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said he is hopeful that Sindhu would surely bring more laurels to the country in the time to come.
He tweeted: “Issued an appointment order to @Pvsindhu1 for the post of Group-1 officer. Hopeful that she’ll bring more laurels to the country,” Naidu tweeted.
On receiving her appointment letter, the shuttler said she was happy to receive the same from the government. She later took to Twitter to thank Naidu for supporting her and added that she will work hard to bring more laurels. The 21-year-old shuttler has been working with Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd ( BPCL) since 2013 and is currently an assistant manager (sports) at its Hyderabad office.
Although Sindhu missed out on gold in Rio de Janeiro, she made history by becoming the first Indian woman athlete to win silver at the Olympics. She also became the fifth Indian woman to clinch a medal in Olympics history after Karnam Malleswari, Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal and Sakshi Malik.
Having been born and brought up in Hyderabad, the Telangana government also presented a cash reward of Rs 5 crore and a residential plot. Although Telangana had also offered her a job, Sindhu accepted the offer of Andhra Pradesh, the native state of her parents.