President Droupadi Murmu plays badminton with Olympic medalist Saina Nehwal at Rashtrapati Bhavan

A video was shared by Ms Murmu’s office, along with a caption, which read, “President Droupadi Murmu’s natural love for sports and games was seen when she played badminton with the much-celebrated player Ms. Saina Nehwal at the Badminton Court in Rashtrapati Bhavan. The President’s inspiring step is in keeping with India’s emergence as a badminton-power house, with women-players making a great impact on the world stage.”

Saina, the 2012 London Olympics bronze medalist, posted a picture with Ms Murmu and wrote, “What a memorable day of my life 😍🙏..Thank you so much President Mam for playing badminton with me 🙏 #presidentofindia”. 

Notably, Nehwal, a Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee is set to deliver a talk as a part of ‘Her Story-My Story’ lecture series initiative at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre. The series features women Padma awardees from across the nation and intends to inspire others in the country. 

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