Olympian Mary Kom leads locals in repairing road

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Manipur,IMPHAL, July 24: Residents of Langol Games village today came out to take upon themselves the repairing of the streets of Zone III of the village. The residents were led by Olympic Bronze medallist MC Mary Kom who is also a resident of Games village.

Speaking to media persons, MC Mary Kom said she had previously called upon the state Chief Minister herself for the repairing works of the roads of the Games Village, however, the government has continued to neglect it.

She continued that she will again urge the Chief Minister to do the needful regarding the deplorable condition of the roads in the locality.

She said the locality houses several sportspersons of the state including herself and is frequented by several people from outside the state.

The deplorable condition of the roads shows a bad image of the state before the outsiders, she said.

It is also troublesome to the children while going to their schools, she continued.

She further continued appealed to the government to shift the garbage dumping ground from near the Langol Games village.

The dumping of garbages in a populated neighbourhood could lead to the spread of diseases in the area, she further complained.

The road is only three km long, she said and further appealed to the concerned department to properly repair it.

The locals filled up the potholes found along the road with gravel.

Most family contributed Rs 500 while there were others who contributed more.

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