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On Teachers’ Day, PV Sindhu greets Pullela Gopichand with ‘hate my teacher’ film

PV Sindhu paid tribute to coach and mentor Pullela Gopichand on Teachers’ Day with a new digital film that she has co-produced.

other sports Updated: Sep 05, 2017 16:13 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Teachers' Day,PV Sindhu,Pullela Gopichand
PV Sindhu with badminton coach Pullela Gopichand. The Olympic silver medallist has co-produced a film and timed it to perfection with Teachers’ Day(AP)

PV Sindhu has become a household name in India because of coach Pullela Gopichand’s dedication. On Teachers’ Day, the 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist decided to pay tribute to her mentor by becoming a co-producer for a new digital film.

This comes just a day after Saina Nehwal also reunited with Pullela Gopichand after being coached by U Vimal Kumar for the last three years.

The film, which is co-produced by sports drink brand, reminds people why they must celebrate those who keep pushing them.

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The movie elaborates that the journey to success is a difficult one, fuelled by tireless effort and unwavering dedication. But most of them, at some point, find themselves on the brink of giving up. But there is always a force pushing them forward, to make sure they emerge victorious.

It is in these moments of pain that sportspersons have often hated their coaches and teachers, failing to see the intent behind their toughness. But on Teachers’ Day, they can’t help but attribute their success to the ones who have stood behind them.

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The film shows how PV Sindhu’s idyllic childhood was transformed by Pullela Gopichand for her meteoric rise to success, taking her to an Olympic medal and three World Championships medals.

The athlete came together with the sports drink brand to co-produce for the first time, the #IHateMyTeacher digital film.

“Coach has worked relentlessly and has had big dreams for me. I can’t help but feel indebted to coach for his relentless pursuit of excellence. This Teachers’ Day, I dedicate all my success to him and urge everyone else to also honour the driving force in their lives,” said PV Sindhu.

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“Let’s hate our teachers for pushing us further and believing in us more than we believe in ourselves.”

First Published: Sep 05, 2017 10:32 IST