Saina Nehwal to receive Padma Bhushan soon




Ace badminton player Saina Nehwal will be officially conferred with the Padma Bhushan soon. The sports ministry has recommended her name to the ministry of home affairs on Monday. Earlier Saina has expressed her disappointment that why her name was not recommended for the country’s third highest civilian award?

Saina Nehwal to receive Padma Bhushan soon

Saina Nehwal to receive Padma Bhushan soon

In its official statement the sports ministry confirmed that they have got the recommendation from the Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Saturday that nominated the 24-year-old player for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award. The ministry then immediately sent a letter of recommendation to the ministry of home affairs backing Nehwal’s case.

The Olympic medalist has won most of the leading national awards of India. She won the Arjuna Award in 2009, Raiiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2010 and the Padma Shri Award also in the same year. As far as Padma Awards are considered, there is a convention that at least a minimum five year gap is necessary between two Padma Awards. In Sania’s case the five years have already passed and she can now easily be bestowed with the honor.

The 24-year-old shuttler is the leading national player and participates in most of the prestigious tournaments representing India. At such a little age, she has emerged to be a role model for the youths worldwide. Currently the player is player as number four amongst the best badminton players of the world representing the national team.

Whenever she gets an award it inspires millions of the people and especially the youths to do something big for the nation. Undoubtedly Nehwal has brought so many laurels and fame to the nation; hence her nomination for the India’s third highest civilian honour is well deserved and timed as well. She is undisputedly the one of the youth icon of this sports loving nation.

The journey of this young player in the badminton arena is just like a fairy tale. She started her career as the under-19 national champion and won the prestigious Asian Satellite Badminton tournament (India Chapter) twice in 2006 to begin her career with. A couple of years later she created headlines when she reached to the quarter final of the Olympic 2008 and became the first Indian woman to do so in the history of Badminton.

She never looked back since then and continued to reach newer heights of success with each passing year. Saina Nehwal stayed at the top of her ranking from December 2010 to July 2013. She positioned herself at Rank 2 in those days.

Amongst Saina’s Nehwal’s major accomplishments; her bronze medal triumph at the 2012 Summer Olympics held in London and gold medal victory at the Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi comes on top of the list along with other achievements. Definitely she will bring more fame and honor to India in the coming days.

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Atish Home Chowdhury is a freelance writer. sports are inseparable from him. He especially loves WWE, Cricket and other sports. It was long ago during his childhood he aimed to become a cricketer first but his creativity didn’t allow him to become a player. Instead he chose to be a sports journalist. This fulfills my aim both as a creative person as well as it keeps me inside the world of sports too.

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