Uttarakhand elated at the success of golden boy Lakshya Sen

Tuesday, 09 August 2022 | PNS | Dehradun

Greetings are pouring in for the Lakshya Sen after the Almora boy clinched the gold medal in the ongoing Commonwealth Games (CWG) at Birmingham, England on Monday.

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter to congratulate the young badminton sensation from Uttarakhand. “Elated by the accomplishment of @lakshya_sen. Congratulations on winning the Gold Medal in Badminton. He’s played excellently through the CWG and showed outstanding resilience during the Finals. He is India’s pride. Best wishes to him for his future endeavours,’ said the PM on Twitter.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami shared his picture with the Badminton star on social media after Sen won the Gold medal in finals of CWG. Congratulating him Dhami said that with his immense sporting talent Sen has not only highlighted the name of the state but of the whole country. He also wished Sen for his future endeavours.

The speaker of Uttarakhand assembly Ritu Khanduri said that Monday is a day of pride for Uttarakhand as Sen has won a gold medal in CWG. 

In the closely contested Men singles final of Badminton in CWG on Monday, Sen came from behind to defeat Ng Tze Yong of Malaysia 19-21, 21-9 and 21-16. The 42 ranked Malaysian was on giant killing run in the games and had defeated world champion Yew Kean Loh of Singapore and Kidambi Srikanth of India.  

Sen who hails from Almora in Uttarakhand is the second player from the state to win gold medal in CWG after Jaspal Rana won gold in shooting in CWG of the year 1998.

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