Mary Kom wants smooth Manipur road before PM Modi inaugurates academy

Oct 24, 2015, 10:57 IST | PTI

New Delhi: Her dream academy almost ready, star Indian woman boxer M C Mary Kom cannot wait to roll out the red carpet for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for its inauguration -- the only glitch being that the road leading upto the facility in Manipur is in shambles.

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The 32-year-old had met Modi in April and had invited him to inaugurate her dream project as and when it was to be ready in Langol village near Imphal.

The Prime Minister, on his part, had agreed to do the honours if his schedule permitted. The land for this project — a total of 3.33 acre — was provided to her by the Manipur government after her London Olympic bronze medal and the work on the outdoor boxing hall and the gymnasium is set to be completed by the last week of this month.

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However, the road leading upto the academy is in such a bad shape that the boxer sought intervention of Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh for an early repair so that she can work out the date for inauguration, to be intimated to the Prime Minister’s Office.

“I want the road leading upto the academy to be repaired before the inauguration as I am hoping that the Prime Minister will be coming to cut the ribbon. It is not for my personal gain, it is for all the youngsters,” she said.

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