Malvika was honored with the first Women in the World Emerging Leaders Award at the Seventh Annual Women in the World Summit at the Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater, New York, USA.
After reading about Malvika’s inspirational story, the former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, invited her to Rashtrapati Bhavan. In an interview with Economic Times, she said “I went with my parents, and we walked the red carpet leading to his office. He was sitting at his table, waiting for us. This was the most thrilling moment of my life! He gave me a signed copy of a poem. On his computer, he also showed me the missile he had worked on. He was gently humorous and very inspiring. Meeting him was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I’m so glad I received that chance”.
She is the recipient of the “Young Achiever Award 2020” from National Association of Professional Social Workers in India (NAPSWI) for outstanding and distinct contribution as a young professional social worker who is genuinely working for protection and promotion of the rights and interests of differently- abled persons at different levels, during the 8th Indian Social Work Congress 2020.
She was one among the 100 Change Agents and Newsmakers of the decade by Deccan Chronicle. She was also selected as SAP’s Forward Thinkers working towards gender equality. She is the recipient of the title “THE CONQUISTADOR” (she who conquers) from the Crimson Women Champions of Change Awards. HT City and Grandthum selected her for “THE SHE-AGE” award in recognition of the exemplary work that inspires and empowers others to take action. NAC Jewellers and Stylori Silver presented her with the “Shining Silver Star Award”.
Malvika loves learning new skills and understands the importance of staying relevant in today’s technology driven world. She has completed several online courses from universities around the world including Harvard Medical School, Yale University, University of Michigan, University of Cape Town, University of London and organizations including Google, IBM, and Microsoft.