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New Delhi : Ace Badminton player Kidambi Shrikanth was felicitated here on July 1, 2017, by Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports Vijay Goel at his official residence. His coach Pullela Gopichand was also part of the felicitation function.

Goel congratulated Kidambi Shrikanth on his winning streak at recent International Badminton Tournaments. He said, “Srikanth’s performance has been truly exceptional and his recent wins have made the nation proud. Kidambi is Pride of India. Praising his coach, the Minister said, Gopichand has constantly given us the best players with his coaching techniques and guidance, according to a PIB release.

Goel said. “We are committed to development of every game and our Sports Ministry along with SAI will provide complete support to all players and support staff.”

Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand thanked Goel and the Sports Ministry for their continuous efforts and initiatives to boost various sports including badminton. Gopichand said, “SAI & Sports Ministry has always helped us in our endeavours and the government under leadership of PM Narendra Modi is really taking sports seriously.”

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