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.
I m very feeling Hurt— Malika Handa🇮🇳🥇 (@MalikaHanda) January 2, 2022
31 dec I met sports minister of Punjab @PargatSOfficial
Now He said punjab Govt can not give job and Not cash award accept to (Deaf sports) because they do not have policy for deaf sports.
Cc: @CHARANJITCHANNI @sherryontopp @RahulGandhi @rhythmjit @ANI pic.twitter.com/DrZ97mtSNH
She was born on 20 March 1995. She is 26 years old.
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.
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.
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
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