Gurugram, October 23, 2018
Honda supported Deepa in her quest for victory
Gurugram, October 23, 2018: Committed to bring positive social changes in the society, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd today felicitated Padma Shri Award winner and 1st Indian woman ever to win at Paralympic Games - Ms. Deepa Malik for her achievements and making the nation proud at the Asian Para Games 2018 held in Jakarta. She has won medals for 3 consecutive years in Asian Para Games.
During the Asian Para Games, Honda 2Wheelers India supported Ms. Deepa Malik by sponsoring her essential expenses like training material including new wheel chair, physiotherapist & nutritionist fees and coaching which helped her in clinching medals at the event.
The special honorary event took place in the august presence of Ms. Deepa Malik, Mr. Harbhajan Singh, Director, General & Corporate Affairs at Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd and founders of NGO ‘Wheeling Happiness’.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Deepa Malik who won two bronze medals in the Asian Para Games, said, “Being a Paralympic athlete comes with a lot of challenges and I thank Honda for supporting me in my journey to make India proud on international level. It has been a soul satisfying journey for me at the event and coming home with two medals. Personally too, Honda has been a part of my life. My specially modified Navi has given wings to fly making me feel more empowered. I now look forward to winning more laurels for India with Honda’s support and spreading awareness on disability sensitisation in our country.”
On this prestigious occasion Mr. Harbhajan Singh, Director, General & Corporate Affairs at Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “As a responsible corporate citizen, Honda has extended its support to various fields. This time, Honda went a step ahead to support the nation’s pride Deepa Malik who is a source of inspiration to all Indians, specially for women. Deepa with her challenging spirit, proves that physical disability cannot impair one’s determination. Honda feels proud to support the India’s idol in her flight for glory. Honda believes in uplifting & cultivating young talent to develop more champions who would go on to make India proud.”
Ms. Deepa Malik is the first Indian woman who won the silver medal in the shot put at 2016 Rio Paralympic Games and honoured with the Arjuna award in 2012.She also conferred the prestigious Padma Shri award in 2017. She has won 58 national & 18 International medals across all disciplines till date and is also a motivational speaker.
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