Mary Kom joins campaign to repair road named after her in Imphal

The five-time world boxing champion said she had requested chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh but there was no response.

updated: July 26, 2013 12:42 IST
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Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom, who was recently blessed with a third child, is busy repairing a road named after her. The state government's inaction to repair the 3-km Langol Games Village Road has prompted Mary Kom's family and local residents to arrange for funds and fill dangerous pot holes.

Apart from repairing the roads, the locals have collected Rs 20,000 so far to buy four truckloads of gravel, Mary's husband Onler Kom told reporters on Thursday.

"The donation campaign is still on. We want to improve the roads by filling up the potholes so that the difficulties faced by locals while commuting ease up a bit," Onler said, adding that Mary will herself donate a larger amount for the road repair campaign.

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