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Padma snub hurts Jwala

Padma snub hurts Jwala
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Doubles badminton specialist Jwala Gutta questioned the criteria for selecting recipients of the Padma Awards, the country\'s highest civilian awards, after being left out among the various other sports persons in the list announced on Wednesday.

New Delhi: Doubles badminton specialist Jwala Gutta questioned the criteria for selecting recipients of the Padma Awards, the country's highest civilian awards, after being left out among the various other sports persons in the list announced on Wednesday.

"I always wondered the concept of applying for particular award which is the most reputed awards in our country," wrote a hurt Gutta on her Facebook page. The left-handed Gutta won the gold in women's doubles at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, apart from bronze in 2011 World Championships in London.

"I have been playing for this country for more than 15 years now, and have won so many prestigious tournaments. Aren't my credentials good enough? Well I am really curious about the whole system," she added. She was given the Arjuna Award in 2011, India's second highest sporting award for her.

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