The Prime Minister tweeted:

Extending his good wishes, Manohar Lal Khattar said that he was proud of the achievements of the 'daughter of Haryana'.   

In a statement issued late in the evening, the Chief Minister said, " I extend my heartiest congratulations to Deepa Malik who made history at Rio and won silver medal. The daughter of Haryana has done the state and the country proud”.  

"If it was Sakshi Malik, who brought the country first medal in wrestling in Olympics, Deepa has become the first woman athlete from India to win a medal in Paralympics. Our daughters are bringing laurels and we are proud of them", the Chief Minister added.

Under the new sports policy of Haryana, the state government would give her Rs 4 crore for winning silver medal in Paralympics.   

After bagging the silver on Monday, the excited 45-year-old, who is the oldest in the Indian contingent in Rio to win a medal, said that she wants to use the medal to support women with disabilities in India.

Mariyappan Thangavelu won the gold medal in the Men's High Jump T42 category on Friday with fellow Indian Varun Bhati taking bronze in the same event.


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