New Delhi :A group of para-athletes, including Paralympic silver-medallist Deepa Malik, met Haryana Chief Minister M L Khattar seeking assurances on the job promises made to them by the state government.
Malik became the first Indian woman athlete to win a medal at Paralympics with her silver in the women’s shotput event at the Rio Games in 2016. She was accompanied by, among others, Asian Para Games gold-medallist discus thrower Amit Saroha in the meeting held on Tuesday.
The 48-year-old Malik had been given a cash award of Rs four crore by the Haryana government for her medal, at par with medal-winners at the Olympic Games. The the athlete is now hopeful that the job promise made to her too will be fulfilled soon.