P.C. Chandra Group Felicitated MC Mary Kom
News Desk, News Nation 360 : The annual national award from the P. C. Chandra Group, P. C. Chandra Puraskaar was conferred upon India’s most iconic sportsperson, the lady of steel and grit MC Mary Com. This was the 30th edition of the Annual Award Ceremony. Mary Kom received the felicitation in the presence of Chief Guest, legendary Billiards World Champion Geet Sethi, A.K. Chandra, Managing Director, P.C. Chandra Group and Suvro Chandra, Joint Managing Director, P.C.Chandra Jewellers at Science City Auditorium, Kolkata. The award ‘P.C. Chandra Puraskaar’ carries an honorarium of Rs. 10 lakhs which is tax-exempt. Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte, popularly known as MC Mary Kom, has been one of India’s leading sporting superstars over the last two decades. Be it her six women’s world championship titles or the bronze medal from the London 2012 Olympic Games, there is barely any accolade to elude this boxing legend. Throughout her career, Kom has been somewhat of a path-breaker with a career full of firsts in her kitty, making her an inspiration for numerous women across many different sports in India. Suvro Chandra, Joint Managing Director, P.C. Chandra Jewellers stated that their annual award ceremony in reminiscence of their founding father late Purna Chandra Chandra gives them the opportunity to honour veteran and multifaceted legends of the country. This year
they feel extremely honoured to be able to felicitate one of the favourite daughters of the nation. She has succeeded to fulfil her passion for boxing breaking many social barriers and often fighting through them with great conviction. His heartfelt thanks and gratitude also go to all notable dignitaries who have graced the occasion. They wish to take this legacy of the P.C. Chandra Group forward, celebrating excellence. After receiving the honour from P C Chandra Group, she attended a press conference where she explained her extremely tough life story and became very emotional while explaining. She told that once she didn't have enough money to purchase a pair of boxing gloves. But she stood hard and decided not to give up on her ambition and to continue further deep. Once she had lost her passport, but due to their financial status, her family couldn't afford to apply for a second passport, this broke her down and she was nearly about to end her life. At present, female boxing has improved a lot and with the government's help, female boxing will improve a lot in the future.
Pic : Krishnendu Kundu
Report : Anustup Kundu