Indian star shuttler Kidambi Srikanth and Indian defending Olympic tennis player Sheikh Zafrin met AP CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy. Kidambi Srikanth. CM YS Jagan congratulate them and felicitate them ranked 11th in the world in badminton, met CM Jagan at the Secretariat. Kidambi, who met CM Jagan led by AP SAAP President Byreddy Siddharth Reddy, discussed with CM Jagan for almost an hour. Kidambi Srikanth was instrumental in helping India win the prestigious Thomas Cup in Bangkok recently.
Sheikh Zafrin, a tennis player from Kurnool, also won a bronze medal at the 20 Olympics. CM YS Jagan particularly lauded Srikanth and Jafrin for highlighting Andhra Pradesh's prestige in international sports arenas.
The CM directed the officials to give Sheikh Zafrin a government job based on her qualifications.
The CM said that the Andhra Pradesh government is providing full support and encouragement to the players. On this occasion, APBA President Mukkala Dwarakanath handed over a badminton kit to CM YS Jagan on behalf of the AP Badminton Association. The event was attended by Tourism and Sports Minister RK Roja, SAAP chairman Byreddy Siddharth Reddy, Srikanth's parents Radhamukunda, KVS Krishna, Sheikh Zafrin's father Sheikh Zakir Ahmed, SAAP sports officer June Galliot and SAAP staff.