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Lok Sabha Felicitates Saina Nehwal

PTI 13 Dec 2010, 15:32:27 IST
New Delhi, Dec 13: Lok Sabha today felicitated ace Badminton player Saina Nehwal for winning the Hong Kong Super Series tournament, a move that was facilitated after Opposition members gave a brief break to their agitation for JPC probe into 2G spectrum allocation.

Speaking on behalf of members, Speaker Meira Kumar said Saina had emphatically established herself as one of the best players through her "stupendous performance".

Saina defeated Asian Games winner Shixian Wang of China to win the tournament.

Noting that Saina had won the fourth major international title during this year, Kumar said, "honourable members, I am sure all of you will join me in conveying our heartiest congratulations" to her for the victory yesterday.

"Her achievements are a matter of national pride and source of inspiration for many a budding sportspersons of our country," the Speaker said amid thumping of desks by the members.PTI