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.
The five-time world boxing champion said she had already requested chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh but there was no response. "I will again put pressure on the chief minister soon to develop the roads of the locality," Mary said.
Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, who is playing Mary Kom in the upcoming movie on the boxer's life and times, visited the area on July 15. Mary is sad about the impression such roads create in the minds of the visitors.
The celebrated boxer runs the MC Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation at her Langol residence.