An author Roy T. Bennett, once said, “If you don’t give up on something you truly believe in, you will find a way.” Meanwhile, Jalandhar-based Malika Handa has proved it right. Despite being deaf and dumb, Malika believed in herself and became a chess player. Someone rightly said: “You don’t speak, your work speaks.” Likewise, Malika can’t speak and listen, but her brain does.
She has won various national and international awards in Chess. In fact, she was honored by Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Sodhi on Republic Day this year for her contribution to the sport like Chess. Now, Malika Handa will be honoured by the President Ram Nath Kovind at the Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi.
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Malika has been selected for National awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under the category of Best Sportsperson with disabilities (female), 2019. She will be awarded on December 3.
While interacting exclusively with PTC News through sign language, Malika Handa said, “I am very happy that I am chosen for the national award. On December 3, President Ram Nath Kovind will present me the award. I thank everyone and feel very proud.”
Meanwhile, Malika’s father feels very proud as he has been recognised because of his daughter’s name. His father said: “there’s a happy environment in the house as every single day is like Diwali.”