West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday congratulated PV Sindhu for her performance at the Rio Olympics and said her performance will inspire the youth of India.

"Proud of India’s silver girl #Rio2016 @Pvsindhu1. Your great performance will inspire the youth of India to follow their dreams. Jai Hind," Banerjee said in a tweet.

PV Sindhu’s gallant attempt to win a coveted gold medal for India ended in heart-break when she went down fighting against Spain’s Carolina Marin and settled for a silver in the women’s singles badminton competition at the Rio Olympics on Friday.