Chennai, Oct 24 (PTI): Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd on Wednesday felicitated Deepa Malik, the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympic Games, for her achievements. Also Read - 34 Killed, Hundreds Injured After Earthquake of 6.2 Magnitude Rocks Indonesia's Sulawesi Islands
She also won medals at the recent Asian Para Games in Jakarta, said a press note here. Also Read - Indonesia Plane Crash: Body Parts Found Off Jakarta Coast, Say Investigators
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Honda 2Wheelers India had sponsored Malik’s essential expenses like training material, including new wheelchair, physiotherapist and nutritionist fees and coaching, the release said.
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, Director-General and Corporate Affairs was present at the event to felicitate Deepa Malik.
Speaking on the occasion, Malik, who won two bronze medals at the Asian Para Games, said, “Being a Paralympic athlete comes with a lot of challenges and I thank Honda for supporting me in my journey to make India proud on international level.”
She won a silver medal in the shot put at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games and has won a total of 18 international medals at various events.
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