The Sports Ministry has approved additional funds for the construction of an outdoor hall in the Imphal-based Regional Boxing Foundation being run by
London Olympics bronze-medallist and five-time world champion woman pugilist M C Mary Kom.
"The Executive Committee (EC) of National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) has decided to give in-principle approval for additional financial assistance for construction of an Outdoor Boxing Hall at the Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation, Imphal," the ministry said in a statement.
"Further action on the proposal would be taken after getting required details/clarifications from the Foundation," it added.
The Executive Committee of the NSDF also decided that the project, the cost of which was not specified by the Ministry, would be monitored regularly by the Regional Centre of SAI.
"The EC of NSDF had earlier approved financial assistance of Rs 306.44 lakh to the Foundation in May, 2013 for construction of Gymnasium Hall and Procurement/Installation of Gym Equipments," the Ministry said.
"This approval was subject to submission of some additional information/details about the availability of land and the role of Ms. M C Mary Kom in the management of the Foundation; the EC was informed that the Foundation had provided these details and action is being taken for release of the money already sanctioned," it added.
Image: Mary Kom