Para-athlete Deepa Malik has announced her retirement from Paralympics games in order to serve as the office-bearer in the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI). As per the National Sports Code, an active athlete cannot hold an official post in any federation. She is the first Indian woman to earn a medal at the Paralympic Games and has bagged a total of 58 national and 23 international medals during her illustrious career.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Paralympic Committee of India Founded: 1992.
- Paralympic Committee of India Secretary-General: Gursharan Singh.