Paralympian Deepa Malik to get M G Mehta Human Spirit Award

Rio Paralympics silver medalist Deepa Malik will be honoured with the M G Mehta Human Spirit award, at a ceremony in Mumbai in November.

The award has been won earlier by Arunima Sinha, the first Indian woman amputee to scale Mount Everest in 2013, and paralympic cyclist Aditya Mehta. It has been instituted by the Ratna Nidhi Trust.

Malik was honoured with the Padma Shri earlier this year and Arjuna Award in 2012.

The trust said that Malik was chosen for her achievements. The award is given every year around World Disability Day, which is observed on 3 December to a person who is a role model to the disabled in India.

The award ceremony will be held on 21 November at the Y B Chavan Auditorium in south Mumbai.

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