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PM Narendra Modi gives Cash Award to First Indian Woman Paralympic Medallist Deepa Malik at Rio Games

Deepa, who is a recipient of the Arjuna Award in 2012, is a paraplegic, paralysed from waist down and mother of two and wife of an Army officer

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Gurgaon. November 01, 2016: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday honoured Rio Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik by giving her a cash award of Rs.4 crore in a function organised to kick off the year-long Haryana golden jubilee celebrations in the state.

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Accompanied by Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and HaryanaSports Minister Anil Vij, the Prime Minister walked up to Malik who was on her wheel chair, and handed over the award.

The 46-year-old became the first Indian woman Paralympic medallist when she clinched silver at the Rio Games with a personal best throw of 4.61 metre in the women’s shot put – F53 final event.

Deepa, who is a recipient of the Arjuna Award in 2012, is a paraplegic, paralysed from waist down and mother of two and wife of an Army officer.

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A spinal tumour left her paralysed waist-below in 1999. The spinal tumour had to be operated and 31 surgeries were conducted on Deepa which was healed after 183 stitches between her waist and legs. After six years of being in the wheelchair, she turned to para-sports.

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Besides shot put, Deepa has participated in javelin throw, swimming and has also been a motivational speaker. (IANS)

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  • Ruchika Kumari

    She is a brilliant player…..and all these awards are going to encourage her to do more

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"Every religion found life here, it grew here. Every Indian is proud of this virtue, no matter what language he speaks, no matter what religion he practices," the Prime Minister said

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Stressing that India embraced many religions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that every religion flourished in India.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi says that India is a land of many religions.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi says that India is a land of many religions.

“Every religion found life here, it grew here. Every Indian is proud of this virtue, no matter what language he speaks, no matter what religion he practices,” the Prime Minister said at a conference on ‘Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding and Moderation’ in the presence of Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

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“Be it, Buddha or Mahatma Gandhi, the fragrance of peace and love has spread across the world from India. India has given the idea of ‘Vasudev Kutumbakam’ — which means that the whole world is our family. India found its identity in considering the people of this world as their family.

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Narendra Modi says that Indians celebrate all festivals with same level of jest.

“We will be celebrating Holi tomorrow, there will be a celebration of Buddha Jayanti, that will be followed by the month of Ramzan — a symbol of the country’s unity and diversity.” IANS