Lok Sabha on Monday felicitated Saina Nehwal for winning the Hong Kong Super Series tournament, a move that was facilitated after Opposition members gave a brief break to their agitation for JPC probe into 2G spectrum allocation.

Speaking on behalf of members, Speaker Meira Kumar said Saina had emphatically established herself as one of the best players through her ‘stupendous performance’. Saina defeated Asian Games winner Shixian Wang of China to win the tournament.

Noting that Saina had won the fourth major international title during this year, Kumar said, “Honourable members, I am sure all of you will join me in conveying our heartiest congratulations” to her for the victory on Sunday.

“Her achievements are a matter of national pride and source of inspiration for many a budding sportspersons of our country,” the Speaker said amid thumping of desks by the members. On behalf of the House, she conveyed best wishes to the badminton player for all future endeavours.

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