Chandigarh, Sept 13 - The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has congratulated Deepa Malik of Haryana on becoming the first Indian woman athlete to win medal at Paralympics. She won silver medal in the women's shot put event at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In a statement the Chief Minister said, "I extend my heartiest congratulations to Deepa Malik who won silver medal at Rio and made history. The daughter of Haryana has done the state and the country proud. If it was Sakshi Malik, who brought the country first medal in wrestling in Olympics, Deepa has become the first woman athlete from India to win a medal in Paralympics. Our daughters are bringing laurels and we are proud of them", the Chief Minister added.
Under the new sports policy of Haryana, the state government would give a cash award of Rs four crore to Deepa Malik for winning silver medal in Paralympics.