Jhajjar: Haryana Badminton Association (HBA) has announced a cash award of Rs 5 lakh for Hisar-born Saina Nehwal for her title triumph in the Indonesia Super Series this Sunday.
Decision to this effect was taken at an annual general body meeting of the association, held under the chairmanship of its president Devinder Singh, at Sewa Bhawan in Delhi.
"Saina has brought glory to the state and the country by winning the Indonesian Open Super Series title," said Manoj Sharma, Secretary of Jhajjar unit of the association.
Manjeet Singh, senior vice-president of the association, said, "Saina has become a role model for millions of Indian girls."
Saina recently rounded a hat-trick of international titles by defending Indonesian Open Super Series trophy in Jakarta.
Before winning in Jakarta, which was the 20-year-old's third Super Series title overall, Saina had won the Indian Open Grand Prix at home and the Singapore Open Super Series.
Meanwhile, the association, at its meeting, has also decided to organise 75th Senior National Badminton Championship from January 2 to 10 next year on the campus of Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) in Rohtak.
"Four high standard courts will be prepared for efficient and smooth conduct of the championship and players from all over India would be invited to take part in it," said the secretary, adding it would be the first time that the national championship would be organised in Haryana.