Mary Kom Sponsors Toilets In Jamshedpur
Olympic bronze medallist and five-time world champion MC Mary Kom has stepped up India’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The star boxer has provided funds for five toilets at Golmuri police line in Jamshedpur.
The police association of Jharkhand’s East Singhbhum district had sought help from “Magnificent Mary” four months ago to construct toilets
Secretary of the Association, Santosh Mahato, told NDTV: “Mary Kom agreed to sponsor five toilets in the police line in Golmuri here. The construction of the toilets has been completed and since yesterday people here are rejoicing the benefits of using a toilet.”
This is not the first time that the Rajya Sabha MP has been associated with Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. In October 2014, when PM Narendra Modi announced the cleanliness campaign, he nominated Mary Kom as one of the Swachh Ambassadors in India.
The 35-year-old took up the mission with full gusto and joined millions in the clean-up abhiyan. She structured the Swachhta movement in Imphal.
“The Prime Minister has set in motion a chain by inviting nine individuals from different walks of life. I took up the initiative here in my land to take the movement forward,” Kom said
The mother of three recently won the gold medal in the Asian Boxing Championships in Ho Chi Minh City. Not just boxing, the MP is equally passionate to make a difference in society and hence sponsored the toilets.
The locals in Jamshedpur are fighting for better sanitation in the area. In the Swachh Survekshan ranking, Jamshedpur is ranked 64 among 434 cities in India last year.
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