New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today congratulated Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth for winning women's singles and men's singles titles respectively at the China Open 2014 Super Series Premier event.
In individual messages sent to Nehwal and Srikanth, the President has said: "I am extremely delighted and proud that you have won the women's/men's singles title of the China Open 2014 Super Series Premier event."
The President said that the success of the two sports persons was "a matter of great pride for all Indians".
"Your achievement is an example of what can be accomplished through hard work and dedication. The whole country joins your family and you in celebrating this impressive achievement," he said.
Srikanth and Nehwal title triumphs in China was the first time that India bagged both the men's and women's singles crowns in any major international tournament. While this was Srikanth's first ever Super Series crown, Nehwal took her tally of Super Series titles to eight.