A tennis player, Ankita Raina, 25, has won a bronze medal the Asian Games 2018 at Jakarta in Indonesia.
Ankita, a resident of Pinglish village in Tral, Pulwama district, has become only the second female tennis player from India to win a medal in singles’ competition at the Asian Games.
The Governor, Satya Pal Malik has extended warm felicitations to Ankita for winning the medal. In his felicitation message he said, “A child of the soil, Ankita has not only made Jammu and Kashmir proud with her grand achievement, but has also brought laurels to the whole country. It is a real honour for us in Jammu and Kashmir as her family is from this place,” he said.
Meanwhile, Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar has also felicitated Ankita Raina Singh for her victory. He has also said that after returning home, Ankita will be adequately honoured by the Governor’s administration for her splendid performance in the Asian Games.
As per the statement he has also said that the Governor’s administration is laying renewed focus on promoting sports in the State and in this regard a new Sports Policy is being formulated to institutionalize the sports culture in J&K. He has said various incentives are being proposed from the State Government to encourage grooming of professional sportspersons in the State.