Saina Nehwal will be the brand ambassador for Andhra Pradesh tourism henceforth, according to Jayesh Ranjan, Secretary to A.P. government (Tourism).

Mr. Ranjan said there was no specific time span for the draft agreement between the government and the champion shuttler which is to be finalised very soon. “The agreement effectively means that Saina will promote tourism whenever it is possible. She will be given all the material including CDs as part of the efforts to put Andhra Pradesh on the world map,” he added.

“We expect Saina to speak about the richness of A.P. Tourism, if possible arrange a meeting of all the tour operators whenever the champion is available in the State to highlight the historic places of the State,” Mr. Ranjan explained.

“It is made explicitly clear that Saina can don the role of A.P.'s brand ambassador without we disrupting either her training or tournament schedule,” the Tourism Secretary said.

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