Manipur Government’s Forgotten Promises to Mary Kom

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 | by

The promise made by state government of Manipur to MC Mary Komis yet to be fulfilled. Following her coveting the world champion title for the fourth time in 2010, the government was to felicitate her and provide her a plot of land for a boxing academy. However, both remain unfulfilled.

“She was promised that she would be promoted to the Additional ASP`s post in Manipur Police, besides a two acre piece of land for her academy. Two years have passed since the procedures were started by the state government and now they say that they would club it with her Olympic medal,” said Mary’s husband Onler Kom.

“Mary doesn’t even know about this move by the government but if this is the case, we don’t want any incentive. It is unfair that a promise made two years ago is fulfilled by clubbing it with an altogether new achievement that has its own significance,” he added.

Mary Kom created sensation as she became the third Indian woman to ensure an Olympic medal after reaching the semifinals of the 51kg weight category in London on Monday. She has been India’s lone flag bearer in the women’s boxing section.

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