International Women’s Day: Paralympic Legend Deepa Malik Leads RoundTable Discussion on Khul Ke

International Women’s Day: Paralympic Legend Deepa Malik Leads RoundTable Discussion on Khul Ke
Deepa Malik Leads RoundTable Discussion on Khul Ke

Delhi, March 08, 2024: Khul Ke, an innovative homegrown Indian social networking platform dedicated to fostering meaningful conversations, brings you an inspiring story this Women's Day. As part of the app’s regular video podcast series, it featured a special RoundTable discussion with the unstoppable Deepa Malik, as she shares her journey and insights as a Padma Awardee.

The RoundTable, titled "Khul Ke Baat: Padma Awardees Ke Saath," showcases the inspiring journey of Deepa Malik, a para athlete whose list of achievements knows no bounds. Join Deepa as she shares captivating anecdotes and insights during an engaging conversation with renowned journalist Richa Anirudh.

Deepa Malik, a beacon of passion and commitment, has made remarkable contributions to the world of para sports. Her diverse athletic endeavors, including Javelin Throw, Shot Put, and Discus, have earned her numerous accolades on both national and international platforms, elevating India's name in the global arena.

Reflecting on her journey, Deepa Malik shares, “What I like the most is that since I received the Padmashree, I have been entrusted with many beautiful responsibilities. The situation of disabled women is such that we provide financial support to many girls to whom we offer education.”

On this International Women’s Day, Khul Ke’s Roundtable serves as a powerful reminder that women can achieve extraordinary things when they embrace their potential and persevere through challenges. According to Deepa, every woman has the potential to be an inspiration, not just for others but for themselves, and all they need is to embrace their challenges, believe in their dreams, and never let anything hold them back.

In 2017, Deepa Malik was honored with the prestigious Padma Shri, recognizing her outstanding achievements and contributions to sports. She made history as the first Indian woman to clinch a medal at the Paralympic Games, securing a silver medal in the shot put F53 category at the 2016 Summer Paralympics. Additionally, Deepa claimed gold in the F-53/54 Javelin event.

Notably, Deepa Malik is an Arjuna Awardee and a recipient of the Padma Shri, further underscoring her remarkable journey and unwavering dedication to excellence. Beyond her athletic pursuits, she serves as a motivational speaker, inspiring countless individuals with her resilience and determination.