HBA announces cash award for Saina Nehwal

Last Updated: Jun 29, 2010, 20:41 PM IST

Jhajjar: Haryana Badminton Association (HBA)
has announced a cash award of Rs 5 lakh for Hisar-born Saina
Nehwal for her title triumph in the Indonesia Super Series
this Sunday.

Decision to this effect was taken at an annual general
body meeting of the association, held under the chairmanship
of its president Devinder Singh, at Sewa Bhawan in Delhi.

"Saina has brought glory to the state and the country by
winning the Indonesian Open Super Series title," said Manoj
Sharma, Secretary of Jhajjar unit of the association.

Manjeet Singh, senior vice-president of the association,
said, "Saina has become a role model for millions of Indian
girls."

Saina recently rounded a hat-trick of international
titles by defending Indonesian Open Super Series trophy in
Jakarta.

Before winning in Jakarta, which was the 20-year-old`s
third Super Series title overall, Saina had won the Indian
Open Grand Prix at home and the Singapore Open Super Series.

Meanwhile, the association, at its meeting, has also
decided to organise 75th Senior National Badminton
Championship from January 2 to 10 next year on the campus of
Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) in Rohtak.

"Four high standard courts will be prepared for efficient
and smooth conduct of the championship and players from all
over India would be invited to take part in it," said the
secretary, adding it would be the first time that the national
championship would be organised in Haryana.

PTI

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