Imphal, May 25 (ANI): These budding boxers are undergoing rigorous training at the Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation in Imphal.
Founded in 2006 at Langol by Olympic Medalist and 6-time world boxing champion MC Mary Kom, the Foundation aims to tap the potential of underprivileged but talented youth from the state and groom them into World Champions.
Around 35 boys and girls from different parts of the Northeast are currently undergoing training at the Academy.
Affiliated to Manipur Amateur Boxing Association, the foundation provides free training, boarding, lodging and other expenses for the students. Mary Kom herself borne the entire expenses besides a help received from trustees, local government support and contributions from well-wishers and SAI Extension Scheme in the recent years.
The construction work is on to expand the Academy and provide indoor training facilities to the students.The land has been allotted by the state government. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has also provided financial support to the academy for construction of a gymnasium hall and procurement of various equipments.
The players from the academy have been performing quite well at state and national level boxing events.
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