Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom’s boxing academy at Imphal has found fresh support from tyre manufacturer Goodyear India, which helped bring up a new ring and some other infrastructure at the facility as part of its CSR initiative.
The ring was formally inaugurated by Mary Kom and her husband Onler Kom who is a co-founder and Managing Director of the academy along with Goodyear India’s Finance Director Mitesh Mittal on Thursday.
The company has also supported the first phase construction of Dining Hall and Kitchen at the academy.
Mittal said that in 2018-19, they decided to explore a new area in their CSR initiative by contributing to the promotion of rural sports development with the purpose of nurturing the best Indian talent in sports.
Mary Kom, who is also a Rajya Sabha MP recently fetched a record eight medal at the world championships finishing with a bronze.
She also won gold medals this year at the India Open in Guwahati and the President’s Cup in Indonesia.