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Apeksha Bagchi

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Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation To Be Inaugurated By PM Modi For Promotion Of The Sport

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  •  March 13, 2018

On March 16, ‘Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation’ in Imphal will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi, and present during this auspicious moment will be Olympic medallists, boxer Vijender Kumar and wrestler Sushil Kumar. The foundation has been named after five-time world champion, Mary Kom, who is also India’s only woman boxer with an Olympic medal.

The boxing academy is situated at the foot of Langol hills in Manipur’s Imphal West district and spread across 3.3 acres. The three-storeyed building is currently the home to 45 young boxers, including 20 girls. The land on which it stands was allotted by the Manipur government in 2013, and its construction was funded by National Sports Development Fund (NSDF).

“The foundation is grateful to both central and state government for the establishment of these sports facilities after many years of struggle since its inception in 2006,” the academy said in a press release.

“The foundation expresses their gratitude to PMO for making (it) to the event and formally handover the buildings to the foundation for the promotion of boxing sports.”

H/T: The Times Of India

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