A spinal tumour left Deepa paralysed waist-below in 1999. After six years of being in the wheelchair, she turned to para-sports. Deepa, who received the Arjuna Award 2012 at the age of 42, holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature, and is now a para-sports coach with the Haryana Sports Department.
Leading boxer of the national team, Pwilao Basumatary has been awarded for Excellence in Sports.
Oinam Bembem Devi has represented the Manipur state football team for the last 22 years and has been nominated for Women of Worth awards for Sports category.
Meet India’s young cycling sensation – Deborah Herold who became the first female cyclist from the country to reach the heights of fourth place in the UCI individual world ranking. She has been nominated for Women of Worth awards – Sports category.