Saina Nehwal was surprised on the badminton court, President Murmu is a great player, watch the video

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: President Draupadi Murmu was seen competing with the country's star badminton player Saina Nehwal on the badminton court of Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday. The surprising thing is that Murmu surprised even a legendary player like Saina Nehwal with her brilliant game. In the video, Saina Nehwal is seen struggling for victory in front of President Draupadi Murmu. The countrymen have liked President Draupadi Murmu's style of being a professional badminton player. The video of the game is viral on social media. Some pictures have also been shared with a long post from the President's X handle. The caption of the President's X handle reads, 'Draupadi Murmu's natural love for sports was seen when she played badminton with star player Saina Nehwal on the badminton court of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The post further read, 'As a part of 'Unki Kahani – Meri Kahani' lecture series of Padma Award winners, Saina Nehwal, an eminent Indian sportsperson awarded with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan will deliver a speech and interact with the audience at the Rashtrapati Bhavan cultural event.'

President unveils Durand Cup trophy

President Draupadi Murmu on Wednesday unveiled the trophies of the 133rd edition of the historic football tournament Durand Cup at an event held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre (RBCC). After the unveiling of the three trophies, a group photo was taken with all the dignitaries present at the event. After the photo session, the President along with all present stepped out for the flag hoisting ceremony to mark the start of the Durand Cup Trophy Tour. The President said, “The Durand Cup is the oldest football tournament in India. It is a tournament in which the winner wins three trophies: the Durand Cup, the President's Cup and the Shimla Trophy. The tournament has been going on for about 135 years. I am told that the Shimla Trophy was awarded to the players by the locals of Shimla in 1904. The three trophies are a tradition.”


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