We salute Indian athlete Deepa Malik for clinching a silver medal for shot put at Rio de Janeiro this year, becoming the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics.

“I want to use this medal to support women with disabilities in India.”

On Friday, the UN in India had organized a social media chat #AskDeepaMalik with the Paralympian where she was seen responding to a mixed bag of questions from people and advising how to deal with failure, to accept the real you and to encourage others.

Also Read: A Biker, Swimmer and now a Silver Medalist at Rio Paralympics: This is Deepa Malik’s story

In reply to a question whether rural girls have the opportunity in sports:

On being a role model for millions:

On how India can change the perception of disability:

On the Government’s part:

The never-give up attitude:

Her challenges:

A big salute to Deepa’s efforts and never-say-die spirit!

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