New Delhi, Aug 19: President Prab Mukherjee, Prime Minister rendra Modi and Congress President Sonia Gandhi congratulated shuttler P.V. Sindhu, who clinched a historic silver at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. "Great game played with grit; Hearty congrats #PVSindhu on creating history by winning for India Olympic Silver medal," Mukherjee tweeted.
In his congratulatory message, PM Modi said: "Congrats for the Silver @Pvsindhu1. Very well fought. Your accomplishment at #Rio2016 is historic & will be remembered for years."
Calling the silver medal feat as "the most precious jewel in the crown of Mother India", Sonia said: "Her silver medal is the most precious jewel in the crown of Mother India today and she has set examples for generation to come."
In a series of tweets, Sports Minister Vijay Goel said: "Well played.@Pvsindhu1 .You have displayed tremendous grit to win #IND #Silver. You have not lost, you have won a Million Hearts #proud."
"#PVSindhu you are an inspiration to all young Indian athletes who are hesitant to take up Sports as a profession," he added. IANS