Seven times national champion, a disabled chess player, Malika Handa tweeted Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit S Sodhi and Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur mentioning the need for a job.
The chess player from Jalandhar won a gold medal at the World Deaf Chess championship. In 2017, Malika Handa gained a silver medal at the Asian Championship in Chess.
Malika has been playing chess in different tournaments around the globe for the last 10 years. She has been requesting several times the state government to provide her a job. But she has not received any financial assistance as well as Job provided by the Punjab state government. She has not received any recognization from the state government for her success.
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