Indian para-athlete Deepa Malik calls Khap Panchayat progressive

Updated: Dec 01, 2016, 09:16 IST | PTI

Top Indian para-athlete Deep Malik has been felicitated by a Khap Panchayat here for her achievements at the Rio Paralympics where she had won a silver medal

Deepa Malik
Deepa Malik

Rohtak: Top Indian para-athlete Deep Malik has been felicitated by a Khap Panchayat here for her achievements at the Rio Paralympics where she had won a silver medal.

Deepa was honoured by Malik Gathwala Khap at Swami Nitya School in Rohtak.

Deepa, who won a silver in the shot put F53 event in Rio in September, is the first Indian woman para-athlete to win a medal at the Paralympics.

"Who says the Haryana rural heads are not progressive. I have been time and again encouraged and felicitated by the village khap and given a mace (gadda), a male dominated trophy," she said.

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