IMPHAL, Sept 20 (PTI): Manipur Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh has congratulated woman boxer M C Mary Kom for winning a fifth successive World Championship gold in Bridgetown (Barbados).
In a statement here yesterday, Singh stated that it was a moment of supreme pride for the people of Manipur that despite all odds, Mary Kom won the World championship consecutively for the fifth time.
“Her feat would be recorded in golden letters in the annals of sports history of India and Manipur,” he said. The Chief Minister expressed confidence that Mary Kom would bring more laurels for the state and the nation in the future also. Several social organisations in Manipur also congratulated Mary Kom on winning the championship.
The All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) and Ethno Heritage Council (EHC), a social organisation, said in separate statements that though Manipur was lacking in developmental fields, the state was going ahead in the field of sports.
They said several sportspersons from the state had done well in their respective fields at the international level and wished Mary Kom success in future also. “We are proud of you Mary Kom,” the AMFA said adding that “We always pray to God for your success.