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Devika wins Queen’s Young Leaders Award

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Para-athlete, Devika Malik has been selected as one of the winner of Queen’s Young Leaders Award from across all the Commonwealth Nations.


She is a multiple medal winners in para-athletics and co-founder of Wheeling Happiness foundation. The foundation works to enhance the emotional health of people living with physical, emotional and social challenges in India. These include the construction of wheelchair ramps in public places, the promotion of para-sports in schools, free counselling sessions and fundraising for the provision of artificial limbs. Wheeling Happiness is about the celebration of life, and spirit of mind, over the body.

About the Award

  • The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognis
    es and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives.
  • Winners of this prestigious Award will receive a unique package of training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential programme in the UK during which they will collect their Award from Her Majesty The Queen.
  • With this support, Award winners will be expected to continue and develop the amazing work they are already doing in their communities.