New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lead the country in congratulating Deepa Malik for scripting history by winning a silver medal in shotput F-53 event at the Rio Paralympics.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 12, 2016
Deepa's best throw from six attempts was of 4.61m. With the win, India's registered its third medal from the Rio Paralympics.
Sports Minister Vijay Goel too lauded her show at the ongoing Games.
In his congratulatory message, Goel said continuous success of para athletes at Rio has made the country proud.
He said he has personally requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to meet and bless the entire Indian contingent currently participating at Paralympics once they return home after the Games.
The Sports Ministry has already announced a cash prize of Rs 75 lakhs, Rs 50 lakhs and Rs 30 lakhs respectively for gold, silver and bronze medal winners at the ongoing Paralympics.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 12, 2016
Some of the most prominent citizens of the country too hailed Deepika for her extraordinary performance in Rio.
— Sakshi Malik (@SakshiMalik)September 12, 2016
Hearty congrats @DeepaAthlete for winning silver medal in Rio Paralympics for shot put, whole nation rejoices at your achievement
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) September 12, 2016
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) September 12, 2016
— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) September 12, 2016
(With PTI inputs)