MUMBAI: Google.org grantee, Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust, conferred the 3rd M.G. Mehta Human Spirit Award to Rio Paralympics silver medalist, Deepa Malik.
MP Poonam Mahajan, also the National president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha gave the award away in front of a packed crowd at the YB Chavan auditorium in Mumbai.
Poonam was welcomed by Trustees Asha Mehta and Rajiv Mehta of the Ratna Nidhi Trust.
“We believe that more social good can be done, if NGOs work in partnerships with the Government,” said Asha Mehta, Trustee Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust.
“Deepa’s untiring will, multiple records, national and international medals and never-say-die spirit make her the ideal role model for persons with disabilities,” Trustee of Ratna Nidhi Trust, Rajiv Mehta added.Deepa Malik, who has been honoured with the Padma Shri and Arjuna Award in 2012 travelled to Mumbai to attend the ceremony.
Deepa and her daughter Devika are the only mother-daughter pair in the world, who play paralympic sports together.