Finally, Punjab govt comes forward to help hearing-speech impaired Chess Champion Malika Handa

Gives a cash reward of Rs 21L to her

Finally, Punjab govt comes forward to help hearing-speech impaired Chess Champion Malika Handa

Chess Champion Malika receives cheque for Rs21 lakh from an official of the Punjab Sports Department.

Jalandhar, January 12

Just two days after Telangana minister honoured hearing-speech impaired Chess Champion Malika Handa with a cash reward, the Punjab government too came forward to earn some brownie points and finally handed over the cheque for Rs 21 lakh, as cash reward to her.

Malika, along with her parents, was invited to Chandigarh, on Wednesday, where an official of Punjab Sport Department handed over the cheque to her.

Talking to the Tribune, Renu Handa, mother of Malika Handa, confirmed that she has received the cash reward today. However, expressing unhappiness over the government’s much delayed action in her daughter’s case; she said though her daughter received the cash prize today, her fight for a government job is still on. “After receiving the cash prize, I asked the official concerned whether she will be given a government job, but he had no answer,” she said. — TNS

Fight for govt job still on

Talking to the Tribune, Renu Handa, mother of Malika Handa, confirmed that she has received the cash reward today. However, expressing unhappiness over the government’s much delayed action in her daughter's case; she said though her daughter received the cash prize today, her fight for a government job is still on.

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