Deepa Malik wins New Zealand PM’s Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship

  • Rio Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik was named the recipient of the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship for 2019 in recognition of her “inspiring achievements”.
  • The 48-year-old Malik, who won the silver medal in shot put F53 event in Rio in 2016, will work to promote sporting, cultural as the well people-to-people relationship between India and New Zealand
  • The Fellowship Program is running since 2008 aims to strengthen the relationship between India and New Zealand by showcasing the different aspects of the warm friendship between the two countries. The fellowship aims to strengthen the ties between India and New Zealand.