Chandigarh, 8th June 2022:
In the ongoing Fourth Khelo India Youth Games held at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Panchkula, Devika Sihag, a student of Class XII of Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh clinched the Bronze medal in Badminton in the Singles category.
This tournament has top ranking players contesting against one another and national level player, Devika Sihag stood up to the expectations of all.
It is notable that she was selected to be part of the Badminton Squad participating in the World School Games held in Normandy, France this year. This feat is another credit in the shutter’s achievements which have been exceedingly impressive over the last few years.
Devika Sihag earlier shared her message for youngsters like herself and said “Believe in yourself, losing and failing is not the end. We are created to endure stress physically and mentally.”
She began playing at the age of 10 and has never looked back since then. From representing Panchkula District, Devika moved up the ranks to represent Haryana State and has been playing at the national Level since the last year. She has also been recognised for her achievements as part of the Khelo India Programme by the Government of India and the Haryana Government.
Recognitions have come after years of gruelling practice for the young champion. Under the aegis of the renowned Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, Bengaluru, Devika has been making steady progress.
Though now in the crucial class XII but due to the steadfast support from her school Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh, and her parents, she has been able to strike a balance between her academics and badminton.
Senior Principal Mrs. Vineeta Arora congratulated Devika on this feat and conveyed her best wishes for further achievements in her journey ahead.