Know about Malika Handa, a World champion Denied of Job, Cash Reward by govt

Publish Date: 11 Jan, 2022
Know about Malika Handa, a World champion Denied of Job, Cash Reward by govt

Who is Malika Handa?

Malika Hands is an excellent specially-abled Chess player of India. She recently showed her disappointment when Sports minister Pargat Singh informed her that the Government will not provide her with a job and cash reward, which was promised to her because the government does not have such a policy for deaf players. 

She has won gold and 2 silver medals in the World Deaf Chess Championship. On 31 December she met the sports minister and intimated that she is not eligible for the benefit of the job and the cash reward. Handa alleged that she was promised the cash reward but is now being denied for the same. 

Malika Handa Allegation

Malika Handa Age

She was born on 20 March 1995. She is 26 years old.

 

Malika Handa Biography

Malika Handa is hailing from Jalandhar, Punjab. Her parents are Suresh and Renu Handa. She was not born deaf but lost her hearing and speech ability when she was one year old. 

Now, she lives with almost 90% hearing capacity. She started playing chess in 2010. Chess was introduced to her by her father when he brought home a chessboard for her. At that time she was a student in school. Malika quickly developed an interest in the game. Her chess expertise helped her secure a seat in a well-reputed college.


Malika Handa Career

Handa has won the national deaf chess championship 6 times.  She is the only woman from Punjab state to represent nine times in the national championship.

 

Malika Handa Medals

International 

  • 2019- Silver - ICCD World Deaf Blitz Chess Championship

  • 2017- Silver - Asian Chess Championship for Disabled 

  • 2016- Gold - ICCD World Open Individual Deaf Chess Championship

  • 2016- Silver - ICCD 4th World Individual Blitz Deaf Championship (Ladies)

  • 2015- Gold - ICCD 3rd Asian Individual Chess Championship for Deaf 

  • 2015- Silver - ICCD 1st Asian Open Deaf Chess Blitz Championship 

National 

  • 2020- Gold - 22nd National Chess Championship of the Deaf 

  • 2018- Gold - 21st National Chess Championship of the Deaf 

  • 2017- Gold - 20th National Chess Championship of the Deaf

  • 2017- Gold - 19th National Chess Championship of the Deaf

  • 2016- Gold - 18th National Chess Championship of the Deaf

  • 2013- Gold - 17th National Chess Championship of the Deaf

  • 2012-Gold - National Chess Championship of the Deaf 


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