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CRPF decides to appoint P V Sindhu as Commandant and brand ambassador

The force has moved a formal proposal in this regard to the Union Home Ministry. After getting required sanctions, Sindhu will be honoured and presented the rank badges and camouflage combat fatigues of the CRPF at a ceremonial event.

Aug 31, 2016 11:16 IST
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P V   SindhuCentral Reserve Police Force (CRPF), India’s largest paramilitary force, on 29 August 2016 decided to appoint ace badminton player P V Sindhu as its brand ambassador.

CRPF will also bestow the honorary rank of Commandant on the Olympic silver medallist.

The force has moved a formal proposal in this regard to the Union Home Ministry. After getting required sanctions, Sindhu will be honoured and presented the rank badges and camouflage combat fatigues of the CRPF at a ceremonial event.

A Commandant rank in the CRPF is equivalent to the position of a Superintendent of Police (SP).

Background

Ace shuttler P V Sindhu won a historic silver medal in the women’s singles badminton at the recently concluded Rio Olympic Games.

She was recently conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest sporting honour.

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