Saina Nehwal get Padma Shri award

In keeping with the giant strides she has taken in recent times, Saina Nehwal on Monday was named for the prestigious Padma Shri award. The honour comes five months after she received the Arjuna award on August 29 last year for her excellent show in year. The ace shuttler, the only Indian to have won a Super Series crown in 2009, was surprised to be honoured with the nation's prestigious civilian award for the year 2010.
Saina, on her part, said country's highest civilian awards would goad her to greater glory. "I would like to dedicate this achievement to my parents and coaches who have helped me a lot to improve my game," Saina said. It's really a big honour, which also comes with a lot more responsibilities. It will certainly give me a lot of encouragement. I am very happy," said the shuttler from Hyderabad. "Padma Shri" awards are given for distinguished service in any field and are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year. The awards are conferred by the President of India at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in March-April.


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