Pusarla Venkata Sindhu does India proud by winning her maiden Grand Prix Gold title in the women’s singles final of the $ 120,000 Malaysian open badminton in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, May 5, 2013.
While researching about her I came across a news item entitled “Aiming for the stars” that a journalist wrote on April 10, 2008 in The Hindu, a national daily:
‘The fact that she reports on time at the coaching camps daily, travelling a distance of 56 km from her residence, is perhaps a reflection of her willingness to complete her desire to be a good badminton player with the required hard work and commitment.’
Reading this I realised as to what her mantra for success was…It was her hard work, discipline, dedication, willingness to accept challenges, burning desire to excel, passion and commitment for the game and above all the never-say-die spirit that helped her climb the pinnacle of success at such a young age of 17 years.
In life, nothing worthwhile ever comes easy. Everything that one achieves demands a price and of course, Sindhu has been leading a life of toil from the age of eight when she started playing Badminton.
Bravo Sindhu. We are proud of you…The nation is proud of you. May we see you scaling higher peaks of excellence, and with these words, I sign off this blog post.