Delighted with P.V. Sindhu’s memorable performance at the Rio Olympics, Hyderabad is all set to give the Olympic gold-medallist a grand welcome upon her arrival on Monday.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is making large-scale arrangements to welcome the Hyderabadi, who became the first woman to win an Olympic silver medal for the country.
The 21-year-old will be given a warm welcome on her arrival at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamsabad on the city outskirts. She will then be brought in a procession to Gachibowli Stadium, where she will be felicitated.
According to GHMC commissioner B. Janardhan Reddy, the star shuttler will be welcomed by school children and citizens at various points from airport to the stadium. He directed officials to install huge hoardings along the procession route to welcome the girl, who made India proud.
A special programme to felicitate Sindhu on her historic win will be held at Gachibowli Stadium.
The GHMC commissioner on Saturday reviewed arrangements for the procession and the meeting with officials.
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday announced cash prize of Rs 5 crore for Sindhu. He also announced 1,000 square yard house site in Hyderabad and a government job for the girl born in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad.
Rao also announced cash prize of Rs 1 crore for Sindhu's coach Pullela Gopichand.
(With inputs from IANS