How Indian boxers have been rising …
How Indian boxers have been rising up to the occasion during lockdown
As the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic by maintaining social distancing and staying at home, Indian boxers have taken the initiative to help others in need. Young boxing star, Jamuna Boro, who won a bronze medal at the World Championships last year, came forward and distributed rice and food items to the needy people in Assam. Her kind gesture did not go unnoticed as the Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju applauded her efforts.
“Star Boxer Jamuna Boro, India’s Bronze Medalist at World Boxing Championship distributing rice and food items to the needy people in Assam. Our sportspersons are doing lots of contributions during the lockdown to fight COVID-19. #IndiaFightsCorona,” the Sports Minister tweeted.
Boro is not the only Indian pugilist who has stepped up to help those who are struggling. Six-time world champion and Rajya Sabha MP Mary Kom has given her consent for release of INR 1 crore from her MP Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) Fund towards the relief efforts, besides donating her one-month salary to Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund. Two-time World Championships bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain too made a major contribution with 250 packets of fruits, vegetables and dry ration in her area Barpathar in Assam as more and more sportspersons are doing their bit to help others in this time of crisis.