Press Release: European Manipuri Association (EMA) donates $1000 to Mary Kom Boxing Academy

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For Immediate Release: 14th January, 2013
European Manipuri Association (EMA) donates $1000 to Mary Kom Boxing Academy

London: The European Manipur Association, in continuation of its endeavour to contribute towards the development of Manipur and her people, recently donated a sum of $1000to the Mary Kom Boxing Academy, Imphal, Manipur. A team of EMA members including its chairperson, Okram Bishwajit, treasurer, Hijam Pinky and member, Leichombam Victor handed over the donation to Mary Kom and her husband, Onler Kom, in a simple ceremony held on 4th January 2013 at Games Village, Langol, Imphal.

EMA Members with Mary Kom & Family 1
EMA Members with Mary Kom & Family 1

The donation has been made by a member of the European Manipuri Association in loving memory of his late grandparents, Gurumayum Madhumangol Sharma and Gurumayum ongbi Chanamthabam Ketuki Devi of Lairikyengbam Makha Leikai, Imphal, for the money to be used in the training of children to reach their full potential at the Mary Kom Boxing Academy.

EMA Members with Mary Kom & Family 2
EMA Members with Mary Kom & Family 2

It may be noted that during the 2012 London Olympics, EMA played a crucial role in encouraging and supporting the Olympians from North East Indian states in general and Manipur, in particular. At the end of the Olympic Games on 11th August, EMA hosted two popular Manipuri Olympians, boxers Mary Kom and Laishram Devendro, and provided a platform to interact with their diaspora fans from the North Eastern region of India living in and around London. The event is still fondly remembered among the diaspora community in London.

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Laishram Tiken
Information Secretary
European Manipuri Association (EMA)
Website: www.ema-europe.org
email: [email protected]

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