Boost for Indian boxing: Ministry approves more funds for Mary Kom's foundation

Funds have been approved for construction of an outdoor boxing hall at the Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation in Imphal.

updated: August 08, 2013 11:31 IST
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New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has approved additional funds for the construction of an outdoor hall in the Imphal-based Regional Boxing Foundation being run by London Olympics bronze-medallist and five-time world champion woman pugilist M C Mary Kom.

"The Executive Committee (EC) of National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) has decided to give in-principle approval for additional financial assistance for construction of an Outdoor Boxing Hall at the Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation, Imphal," the ministry said in a statement.

"Further action on the proposal would be taken after getting required details/clarifications from the Foundation," it added.

The Executive Committee of the NSDF also decided that the project, the cost of which was not specified by the Ministry, would be monitored regularly by the Regional Centre of SAI.

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