Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu Monday said every child should be encouraged to take to some form of sports from the early days and that sports should be an essential element of education.Â He said this after interacting with badminton player P VSindhu and her family who called on him here.
Naidu congratulated Sindhu on her recent victory which helped her script history by becoming the first Indian to win the Badminton World Federation finals.
â€œShe made us all proud,â€ he said and appreciated her for being consistent with her performance thereby making her a role model for youngsters. The youth must draw inspiration from her dedication, hardwork, and passion for the game, he added.
I compliment Shri Gopichand and all those mentors training the sports talent in our nation. Role of a Mentor or a Guru is very important. India has a great tradition of Guru-Shishya parampara. Guru is given the status of God. @Pvsindhu1 #pullelagopichand pic.twitter.com/wPCzTCgg29â€” VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) December 24, 2018
The Vice-President appreciated Sindhus parents for supporting her career throughout, the release added. Also, he complimented badminton coach Pullela Gopichand and all those training the sports talent in the country and lauded their efforts in mentoring the sportsmen and athletes.