After winning the Olympics silver medal, PV Sindhu became the pride of the Telugus and was justly rewarded by the Centre and various State governments.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu expressed his appreciation of her achievement and what it means to the nation by giving her a cash reward of Rs 3 crore along with a 1000 sq.-yard site in Amaravati and a Group 1 officer’s post.
Telangana Chief Minister KCR also gave Sindhu Rs 5 crore along with a 1000-sq yard site. Besides, KCR also offered the ace shuttler a government job, if she was willing to do it.
Sindhu subsequently took up the job offer of the AP government.
But recently, Sindhu apparently requested the TS government for an additional 300-400 square yards of land located adjacent to the site she was given.
It is unclear if she offered to pay for the additional land or not since it was government land but the Telangana government politely declined her request saying that she had already been suitable compensated for her achievement.
Initially, it might appear harsh on the government’s part to have turned down the Olympic shuttler’s request but it is the right decision.
No one can deny that she has been truly appreciated by both the TDP and TRS governments and while one doesn’t know the exact reason behind why she wanted the additional land, at the end of the day, it is people’s property and someone has to draw the line somewhere.