Lakshya Sen, a badminton player, asks PM Modi for assistance in resolving his visa issue so he can play in the China Open.
Lakshya Sen, the star shuttler from India and gold winner in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, pleaded with Union Minister Anurag Thakur, Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to sort out the visa problems so that Sen can compete in the China Open and Japan Open. The Globe, no. 17 Lakshya reported that despite applying for a visa on October 10th, his team had yet to obtain one.
On Saturday, I have to travel to China Open and Japan. On October 30, 23rd, my team and I applied for a Japan visa. The visa is still not with us. I also need to apply for a visa to China.
I need my coach, physiotherapist, and myself to get visas ASAP. Please assist @PMOIndia @meaindia1 @ianuragthakur Sir.
— November 8, 2023, Lakshya Sen (@lakshya_sen).
“On Saturday, I have to travel to China Open and Japan. On October 30, 23rd, my colleagues and I sought for a visa to Japan. The visa is still not with us. I also need to apply for a visa to China. I need my coach, physiotherapist, and myself to get visas ASAP. Lakshya wrote on X (previously Twitter): “Please help @ianuragthakur Sir @PMOIndia @meaindia1.”
Shenzhen will host the China Masters from November 21 to November 26.
India’s budding badminton players will participate in several tournaments in November. From November 14–19 in Japan and from November 21–26 in China, a large number of shuttles will compete.
As the founder of the Indian men’s badminton squad for the Asian Games, Lakshya has made history.
But when he competed in the French Open 2023, Lakshya lost the men’s singles competition.
The World No. 17 team lost a 54-minute match on the badminton courts at the Glaz Arena against Arnaud Merkle of France, who is ranked 44th in the world. The score was 21-15, 21-18.