New Delhi: When we talk of empowered women, the first name that strikes us is definitely Mary Kom. She might be World Boxing Champion or Olympic Bronze Medalist but the mother of three kids, Mary, today aims gold at Rio Olympic in 2016.
Talking to students at IIT Delhi, the boxing maestro spoke her heart to the audience. Language is still a hurdle as she fumbled at points but the aggression was always evident in her voice. Mary taught girls some key techniques of self defense at the same time asked everyone in the hall to ensure safe environment in society.
Mary who feels that the Rio Olympics will be her last bet at the international boxing forum is now working on the plans of world class boxing academy in Manipur. "You know me, I want many more Mary Kom to box for India," said the Olympian.
On the Women's Day Mary, concerned about the growing rate of crime against women, started a website that invites pledged to eradicate problems in the society and generate positive environment for everyone. "Enough of dialogues, let's box out the problems," pledged the world champion.
The website has an interactive interface that allows anyone to lodge any social problem and even take a pledge to tackle the issues.
Talking about her contribution to the society, Mary said, "I am always available to help, train students and enable them to fight against evil."
On the questions of being mother, the boxing champion said, "It is tough to be a mother, thanks to my husband, Omliang, that he ensures healthy environment for our kids." Mary have three kids the elder twins being eight and the younger one only three year old.
In an special interaction with IBNLive.com, the boxing maestro expressed her concern about the infighting within the boxing federation and the denial attitude toward the growth of the sport.
Unaware of any technical and political steps of the Centre for uplifting the North-eastern region, the boxer just asked the fellow citizens to be more sensitive about the issue.