Chandigarh: The Haryana government Friday offered the job of a police officer to ace badminton player Saina Nehwal.
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda made this offer in a letter to Saina. He said the state government wants her to join service as deputy superintendent of police (DSP).
Though Saina, ranked World No.3 in women's badminton, has lived and trained in Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, her family originally hails from Haryana.
Hooda said Haryana had been rewarding outstanding sportspersons, who made a mark at national and international levels, and had appointed them directly at the level of DSP.
'In view of this, the state government was offering her to join the state police force as DSP,' Hooda added.
Congratulating Saina for her exceptional success in international badminton events, Hooda said she had achieved a 'marvellous feat' by winning the third super series title in a row and becoming the first ever Indian to win a super series tournament.