Give women, people with disabilities equal opportunities, says Deepa Malik
April 4, 2017
Women and people with disabilities in India must be given equal opportunities if India wants to become accessible and inclusive, says paralympian Deepa Malik.
Malik, who is the first Indian woman to win a medal at the paralympics, said that they should be provided with opportunities and the freedom to chase their dreams.
She said that instead of limiting them to the four walls of their homes, there should be an attempt to create a safer and more respectful environment for women and PwD.
Malik won a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Paralympics for shot put and is the oldest paralympian at 46. She was diagnosed with a cyst in her spinal cord, and was left paralyzed below chest.
Watch in Sign Language
Read more on Newz Hook
- Get-hooked April 22, 2019 #AutismPower - Arun Prasad inspires young people with autism to live life independently
- Get-hooked April 19, 2019 Some fun things to do in your city this weekend
- Events April 18, 2019 Treasure Island
- Events April 18, 2019 Special Summer Camp
- Events April 18, 2019 Climb With ABBF
- Headlines April 17, 2019 Shatrughan Sinha's wife joins Samajwadi Party
- Headlines April 16, 2019 IPL 2019 - Mumbai beat Bengaluru
- Events April 18, 2019 Playful Parenting for Happier Urban Families
- Accessibility April 18, 2019 Platforms at Coimbatore railway station will now get lifts
- Headlines April 16, 2019 World Cup Cricket - Indian side announced
Want to feature your inspiring story or share an event with the disabled community? Write to:
Newz Hook - Accessible News