The first Indian women athlete, who had win a silver medal at the Olympics P V Sindhu has accepted the offer of Andhra Pradesh government of Group I officer and decided to join as Deputy Collector. This offer was extended by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, following her Rio de Janeiro triumph.
The 21-year-Ace Indian shuttler Sindhu has been working with Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) since 2013 and is currently an assistant manager (sports) at its Hyderabad office. Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu, who is the first Indian woman athlete to win a silver medal at the Olympics, has accepted a government job which was offered by the AP Government following her Rio de Janeiro triumph.
Although Sindhu missed out on gold in Rio de Janeiro, she scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman athlete ever to win silver at the Olympics. She also became the fifth Indian woman to clinch a medal in Olympics history after Karnam Malleswari, Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal and Sakshi Malik.
After her thrilling performance at Rio Olympics, the Telangana Government had felicitated the shining badminton star with Rs 5 crore cash reward and a residential plot in Hyderabad. The AP government presented too her a cash reward worth Rs 3 crore. In addition, AP Chief Minister had offered her a Group I officer job of her choice at the felicitation function itself.