Hyderabad, Dec 25:
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.
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.
“She made us all proud,” 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.
The Vice-President appreciated Sindhu’s 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.