Responsibility To Lead : PV Sindhu on being CWG Flag bearer

Delhi: Indian ace shuttler as well as Olympic champion PV Sindhu shared joy at being picked as Group India’s torchbearer at the opening event of Republic Gamings 2022 in Birmingham. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Wednesday introduced shuttler PV Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medallist, as the Flagbearer of Team India at the Opening Ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Indian men’s hockey captain Manpreet Singh will be the second flag-bearer. “It is a fantastic honour to be bestowed with the responsibility to lead the contingent and hold the flag at such an august gathering. I am incredibly satisfied and I desire all my other section all the most effective for the Games. I wish to say thanks to IOA additionally for selecting me as the flag holder,” said Sindhu in a declaration as per Badminton Association of India (BAI) Media.

Together with Sindhu, that medalled at the Rio 2016 Olympics and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, 2 other highly deserving athletes were taken into consideration to be Team India’s Flagbearer: weightlifter Mirabai Chanu as well as fighter Lovlina Borgohain, that are both Olympic medallists.

A four-member board, comprising IOA Performing President Anil Khanna, IOA Assistant General Rajeev Mehta, IOA Treasurer Anandeshwar Panday, and Team India Cook de Mission Rajesh Bhandari, shortlisted the three professional athletes. At some point, Khanna and Mehta picked Sindhu as the Flagbearer for the Opening Event.

Rajeev Mehta, IOA Secretary General: “We are extremely happy to select Sindhu as the Flagbearer for the Opening Ceremony. We extend our congratulations to her and also wish her, as well as the various other professional athletes of Team India, the greatest for the Republic Games.”

In addition, Rajesh Bhandari, Group India Cook de Goal, Birmingham 2022 Republic Games, announced that an optimum of 164 individuals from the Indian section can participate in the Ceremony of Nations in the Opening Event, arranged for July 28, 2022.

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