Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik on Monday introduced that she has bid adieu to lively sports activities to be able to function the workplace bearer within the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) in accordance with the Nationwide Sports activities Code.
Taking to her official Twitter deal with, the 49-year-old stated that she had left lively sports activities to be able to be an workplace bearer at PCI.
“To be an workplace bearer at PCI had left lively sports activities as that’s the nationwide sports activities code.. folks waited for some declaration however one felt it is apparent. at the moment initiated paper work for my Paralympics Medal Pension which was pending at my finish. Will proceed to serve #parasports, “she stated.
To be an workplace bearer at PCI had left lively sports activities as that’s the nationwide sports activities code.. folks waited for some declaration however one felt it is apparent. at the moment initiated paper work for my Paralympics Medal Pension which was pending at my finish. Will proceed to serve #parasports pic.twitter.com/LNbRgpQlHB
— Deepa Malik (@DeepaAthlete) Might 11, 2020
Earlier within the day, Deepa stated in a now deleted tweet that she had submitted her identify for PCI elections very long time again and now she is formally declaring her retirement from the game for her affiliation with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports activities (MYAS).
“For election goal had already submitted a letter to PCI lengthy again, awaited choices of Excessive Court docket to validate new committee and now for affiliation with MYAS making a public declaration of retirement from lively sports activities. Time to serve parasports and assist others to realize,”she wrote.
In response to the Nationwide Sports activities Code, an lively athlete shouldn’t be eligible to carry any place in any federation.
Paralympic javelin thrower Deepa has bagged a complete of 58 nationwide and 23 worldwide medal throughout her illustrious profession.
She was additionally the primary ladies athlete from the nation to clinch a medal in Paralympic Video games when she grabbed a silver shot put on the 2016 Summer time Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. Deepa has additionally claimed a gold medal in F-53/54 javelin throw on the 2018 Para Athletic Grand Prix in Dubai.
Deepa additionally obtained Arjuna award in 2012 in addition to additionally being honoured with the Padma Shri Award in 2017.
In 2019, Deepa was conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award to change into the second para-athlete to obtain the distinguished award after javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia in 2017.