Hyderabad: Governor ESL Narasimhan on Friday termed Arjun awardee and bronze medal winning in the international badminton championship Bhamidipati Sai Praneeth as Arjuna and his coach Pullela Gopichand as his Saradhi.
Praneeth, who won the bronze medal in the international championship is felicitated at the glittering Darbar Hall, Raj Bhavan. Congratulating Praneeth on his success in the badminton championship, the Governor wished that he wins the upcoming Olympics too and walk into the Raj Bhavan with silver medal if not gold.
The Governor is confident that Sai Praneeth will grow to the level of Prakash Padukone, a world champion.
Coach Gopi Chand profusely thanked the Governor couple for their ‘divine’ blessings to Sai Praneeth without which it would not have been possible to scale such heights.
He is confident that Sai Praneeth will certainly come back to Raj Bhavan after his victory in the upcoming Olympics in 2020.
Responding to the felicitations, Sai Praneeth expressed the hope that he will certainly win the Olympics and will come again to Raj Bhavan to take the blessings of the Governor and the Lady Governor.
Advisors to the Governor APVN Sarma and AK Mahanthy, Secretary to the Governor Surendra Mohan and others attended the function. (INN)