MP Poonam Mahajan to give away the 3rd MG Mehta Human Spirit Award to wheelchair Olympian Deepa Malik

Women power all the way!

Google.org grantee, Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust,  conferred its prestigious M.G. Mehta Human Spirit Award to Rio Paralympics silver medalist, Deepa Malik.

Giving this award away on November 21, 2017, will be Hon. MP Poonam Mahajan, also the National president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.

The Trustee of Ratna Nidhi Trust, Asha Mehta will also be on stage, making it a trio of powerful women, contributing to, and leading society towards positive change.

We are grateful that Poonam Mahajan, a young dynamic leader of the new face of India, is giving away this award. We believe that more social good can be done, if NGOs work in partnerships with the Government,” said Asha Mehta, Trustee Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust.

"We chose Deepa Malik for the 'M G Mehta Human Spirit' award, for her exemplary achievements. We confer this every year as we approach World Disability Day (observed on December 3) to a deserving individual who is a role model to persons with disabilities in India," Trustee of Ratna Nidhi Trust, Rajiv Mehta added.

Past recipients of the MG Mehta Human Spirit Award are Padma Shri awardee Ms. Arunima Sinha and paralympic cyclist Mr Aditya Mehta. The Chief Guests in the past have been  Shri. Ratan Tata and Shri.Anna Hazare respectively.

Deepa Malik,  who has been honoured with the Padma Shri and Arjuna Award in 2012 will be travelling to Mumbai to attend the ceremony.