Visakhapatnam: The management of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL), the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, felicitated Olympic bronze medal winner P.V. Sindhu in the steel township on Monday.

Brand ambassador of RINL, Sindhu also participated in several programmes during her long stay in the township interacting with schoolchildren, specially-abled children, steel plant employees and their family members.

Addressing a gathering during the ceremony, D.K. Mohanty, CMD addl charge, RINL, said that Sindhu is a new generation sports personality and a pride to the country and Vizag Steel. She made the entire country proud with her back-to-back Olympic wins. He said he believes there is a great future for her and he hoped that she will win gold at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Mohanty said that RINL is active in promoting and strengthening sports activities, maintaining the sports infrastructure at Ukkunagaram and urged employees and children to make use of all sports facilities.

In response, Sindhu expressed her gratitude to the management for reposing trust in her and making her the brand ambassador of RINL-Vizag Steel. Sindhu acknowledged the role of RINL in strengthening sports and praised the management for the several sports initiatives taken up by them. She joined the CMD, directors in releasing a magazine Digantika which has stories and experiences of women employees at RINL to understand what motivated them to forge a steel-willed relationship with the organization.

Later, Sindhu and the representatives of the management flagged off the Freedom Run at Col. C.K. Naidu Ukku Stadium. Later, she played an exhibition match with the RINL CMD, directors and schoolchildren in Ukku Indoor Stadium.

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