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President takes time out for badminton, crowd cheers when she scores against ace shuttler

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President Droupadi Murmu played badminton with ace shuttler Saina Nehwal

President Droupadi Murmu played badminton with ace shuttler Saina Nehwal at the Badminton Court in Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi. Rashtrapati Bhavan tweets, "...As part of the ‘Her Story – My Story’ lecture series featuring women Padma Awardees, Ms. Saina Nehwal, an iconic Indian sportsperson, honoured with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, will deliver a talk and interact with the audience at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre tomorrow."

Saina Nehwal, renowned for her achievements as a badminton player and honored with both the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards, is set to participate in the 'Her Story – My Story' lecture series, featuring women Padma Awardees. Scheduled to take place at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre, the event promises an engaging talk by Saina Nehwal, followed by interactive sessions with the audience.

In a delightful preview shared by the President's office, Ms. Murmu is captured in a lilac-colored traditional salwar-kameez, paired with sports shoes, engaging in a friendly game of badminton with Saina Nehwal at the Rashtrapati Bhavan's badminton court. The spirited exchange sees Ms. Murmu scoring a point, prompting cheers and applause from the gathered audience.

Saina Nehwal's participation in this initiative holds special significance, not only due to her stellar career in badminton but also as a distinguished recipient of India's prestigious Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards. Her talk is expected to inspire and resonate with audiences nationwide, aligning with the lecture series' broader objective of celebrating and sharing the stories of accomplished women Padma Awardees