IMG-LOGO

New Delhi

Ace Paralympic Games Winner Deepa Malik Joins BJP

Author : Odisha Today Bureau | Posted on: 2019-03-25

Weeks ahead of Lok Sabha polls 2019, first Indian woman athlete, who own Paralympics medal, Deepa Malik joined the BJP today. Along with Deepa Malik Indian National Lok Dal MLA Kehar Singh Rawat also joined the BJP party.

 

48-year-old Deepa Malik became the first Indian woman athlete to win a medal at Paralympics Games with her silver in the women's shotput event at the Rio Games in 2016. She has also won gold in F-53/54 Javelin event at the para athletic grand Prix held in Dubai in 2018. She currently is the world number one in the F-53 category.

 

Deepa Malik, after joining the party, said that she wanted to contribute to the development of the nation. But she became physically-disabled about 20 years back and since then she has been seeing herself as Divyaang, and not as disabled, only because of PM Modi's efforts for the physically-disabled people in the last 5 years. He changed the thinking and behaviour of the society towards the Divyaang. Hence, she wanted to take the work for the handicapped forward through this initiative by joining the PM’s effort. So her decision to join BJP.

 

This development has come only days after World Cup-winning Team India Cricketer Gautam Gambhir joined the BJP and was inducted by union ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad into the party.



Leave A Comment


Pritilata Sahoo
welcome Deepa Malik...
roopal jena
Deepa Malik joining BJP, good to hear....
sikha dandabate
More are more good people are joining BJP. Here in Karnataka also a lot of good people are joining BJP..good new for us the bhaktas. :)
swapna bastia
BJP campaign is really getting momentum.
Odisha Today Talks to Sri Nishikanta Mohapatra, Convenor, AA...
Odisha Today Talks to Sri Nishikanta Mohapatra, Convenor, AA...
Odisha Today Talks to Sri Nishikanta Mohapatra, Convenor, AA...

International News

You May Also Like

News Poll

Who is going to win Barchana MLA constituency?

A) Amar Prasad Satpathy (BJD)
B) Amar Nayak (BJP)
C) Ajaya Samal(Congress)
D) Independent/others

News Updates


Bhubaneswar (Ekamra) Assembly Constituency BJP Candidate Bab...
Bhubaneswar (Ekamra) Assembly Constituency BJP Candidate Bab...