It is a moment, squash ace Dipika Pallikal will long cherish. She was felicitated by her college at a function held recently.
A student of Ethiraj college, Dipika could hardly attend class, such were her squash commitments around the globe. But the college encouraged her for she was doing herself, the college and every sports lover proud by her deeds. At rank 10 in the World, this Chennai girl is the highest ranked Indian in squash. Not just that nobody has reached this high in world ranking till date. For her achievements she was decorated with the Arjuna Award in 2012.
The function was presided over by the President of the Tamil Nadu Athletics Association W.I. Davaram. Also present on the occasion were, among others, Dr Mrs Grace Helina, Vice Chancellor (officiating) Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University, Dr A. M. Swaminathan, Chairman, Ethiraj College, Muralidharan, Trustee and Principal Dr Jothi Kumaravel.