Source of inspiration

Badminton superstar PV Sindhu’s achievement of winning the World Badminton Championships will have a massive impact on the Indian sporting scene. Adding to the spectacular achievement of Sindhu, Sai Praneeth of India won the bronze medal in the men’s category in the world championship. It was Sindhu’s fifth World Championships medal – joint most for a woman singles player with former Olympics and world champion Zhang Ning of China – to go with the two successive silver and a couple of bronze medals. She has virtually taken badminton to the next level in India.
The achievements of legends like Prakash Padukone and Saina Nehwal seem to pale in comparison to hers. In a country like India, where girls have to put more effort than their male counterparts to gain recognition, Sindhu’s achievement is simply stunning. She is the epitome of how hard work and dedication can bring success. Instead of cribbing about the society and lack of support, she kept on marching ahead, and has been bestowed with success. India is increasingly doing well in badminton, and a lot of credit for it also goes to the coaches. Money is being spent well by supporting more number of coaches at the grassroots level and also opening new academies. In Arunachal Pradesh too, the sports department should make more investment in hiring qualified coaches. Good coaches along with high-quality infrastructure are the mantra for success in the field of sports.