TODAY -

Mary's kind gesture to Pradipkumar
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, November 17 2012: As a token of encouragement, Olympics bronze medallist MC Mary Kom will give a certain amount to body builder Khundrakpam Pradipkumar Singh.

Despite being an HIV positive, Pradipkumar recently bagged Mr South Asia title and he is undergoing intense training for the 4th Mr World championship scheduled in the first week of December in Bangkok.

Pradip (43) is said to have been facing acute financial shortage to procure nutritional diet as he spends around Rs 40,000 in procuring foreign nutritional diet every month.

Pradipkumar's financial woes worsened after Manipur State AIDS Control Society (MACS) had stopped extending nutritional aid of Rs 8000 per month since June this year.

Pradip used to get the said amount from MACS when he was the brand ambassador of the Society.

Moreover, the State Government is yet to upgrade him to a regular employee in the Youth Affairs and Sports Department.



Mary Kom (L) and Khundrakpam Pradipkumar (R)
Mary Kom (L) and Khundrakpam Pradipkumar (R)


Regarding Pradip's success, Mary Kom said, "We are really proud of him (Pradip) for his extra ordinary performance shown to the world with bagging the Mr South Asia title" .

"At the same time we are not happy with the acute financial suffering being faced by him for which we have decided to extend certain amount to him as a token of encouragement to at least meet a small part of his requirement towards his participation in the forthcoming Mr World contest in Bangkok," the five-time world boxing champion said.

Mary said the amount would be handed over to Pradip on November 20 in a formal function in which her local boxing coaches and other well wishers would also be feted.

On Mary Kom's goodwill gesture, Pradipkumar said, "I'm really happy with the kind gesture being extended by sister Mary Kom.

Whatever amount to be given to me in my utmost requirement time is priceless.

"Though the Government has neglected me, there are many kind hearted men like sister Mary and other individuals and groups.

I'll try my best to bag laurel from the ensuing Bangkok completion and such prize would be my return to the people of Manipur who wholeheartedly encourage me ," Pradip added.

Before taking part in the 9th Mr South Asia Body Building Championship 2012 held at Ludhiana, Punjab in November first week, members of Self Support Group (SSG), a body formed by HIV positive widows of the State carried out a donation campaign and handed over Rs 90,000 to Pradip.

A local civil body christened, Joint Brothers Group also donated him Rs 1.5 lakh after organising a housie for his cause.

A resident of Khamnam Leirak in Imphal West district, Pradipkumar revealed his HIV status after bagging senior Mr Manipur title in December 2007 .

He also won silver and a bronze in different national competitions and stood 8th position in Mr World competition.

Manipur is one of the six HIV/AIDS prevalence States of the country.

According to MACS, the State has 38,016 people infected with HIV including 10,109 women and 2,578 children.


* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




LATEST IN E-PAO!
  • Fisherman @Loktak lake : Gallery
  • Transforming Manipur: State Ayog #1
  • Rise of digital movies :: eRang
  • Let me inform :: Poem
  • Indian obsession with game of cricket
  • World Malaria Day @Jiri: Gallery
  • Separate satellite channels for NE
  • Railway workers kidnapped in Manipur
  • Trussed people of Manipur
  • The three or four year itch
  • Pamreihor, Thanglun: eMing
  • Origin, migration: Zeliangrong #4
  • Buddhism in Manipur #1
  • Passing over : Poem
  • Khongjom Day @Cachar : Gallery
  • Regarding article on Aimol
  • Kounu Lairembi, Senapati : Gallery
  • Enquiry into Karbi Anglong Rape
  • Makar (Scenes) #1 :: eRang
  • World Malaria Day 2015
  • Naga Peace Process :: News Timeline
  • A verse bewildered :: Poem
  • What is karma ? #3
  • Reformation is priority: Juvenile Justice
  • M-Tech admission at NIT, Manipur
  • Vety Camp @Keishampat : Gallery
  • Veterinary Camp held at Keishampat
  • TD Blocks @CCpur : Gallery
  • Social Service at Khumbong
  • I-League: Lajong vs Salgaocar
  • Eye Screening at Palace Compound
  • Myanmar 'intrudes' into Manipur land
  • GoI-NSCN (R) set to ink cease-fire
  • Delhi police bust Intl. gang
  • BJP, Beef and Party
  • Batting for the idea of Manipur
  • Khongjom Day @Khebaching : Gallery
  • Khongjom Day
  • Why minority schools a soft target
  • Water festival @Tamu #3 : Gallery
  • Tamenglong #41: Wallpaper Download
  • Destiny #3 :: Story
  • 'Theatrics of Democracy' and alienation
  • Football Coaches Workshop at Delhi
  • Khongjom War recalled at Hojai
  • Subsidized Section at Shija
  • Questionable bird flu outbreak
  • Desecrating places of education
  • Dry petrol pumps, wet black market
  • Looking back at some pressing issues
  • Meetei Mayek Calendar 2015-2016
  • Reference ranges: What do they mean?
  • Dogs Bark at Night : Poem
  • It Is Cheat & Looting In Manipur
  • Battle of Khongjom #2
  • Special chapter on NE for cub cops
  • No cow slaughter ban in NE: BJP
  • Meekap Thokpa Numit #2: Gallery
  • Seminar: Narrating Manipur Histories
  • Jobs @South Asian University
  • Cheiraoba @Mumbai : Gallery
  • Civic space & winning confidence
  • Trekking @Koubru : Gallery
  • Delhi salad of AFSPA, Chinese fish
  • Status of Women of Meitei society #2
  • JNIMS ceasework strike : Gallery
  • Why Migrant Bill without penal ?
  • A bolt from the blue
  • Reqts @Zade Automobile, Imphal
  • DM episode 7: Gallery
  • Battle of Khongjom #1
  • Dynamic Manipur's episode 7
  • Office Bearers of IWSC, Khumbong
  • Culling @ICAR, Lamphel: Gallery
  • From Marifat to the Qawali
  • Border trade at Moreh: Looking back
  • Laihui Foundation Day #2: Gallery
  • Cheiraoba sports @Guwahati: Gallery
  • Minambani Adungeigi Marup! : Poem
  • Much Ado about Bezbaruah Committee
  • Workshop on 'Cyber Crime' at Pune
  • Truckers ferrying HIV into NE
  • Shah's hurricane tour
  • Globalization & Delhi's new approach
  • A tribute to Oja B Jayantakumar
  • Dream versus life : Poem
  • Technique to improve communication
  • Computer Trainee @Pointrex
  • Neil Zaza @Imphal: Gallery
  • Wari Leeba @Hojai: Gallery
  • Death of a Pensioner
  • BJP on a mission to the NE
  • Suisa/Akaba: Statues: Gallery
  • Education & change, essence of devpt.
  • World Youth Summit #2: Gallery
  • ILP; means to save true blood
  • Historicising Media in India/NE #2
  • lMgi ceQla :: Seireng
  • Water festival @Tamu #2 : Gallery
  • Robotics Championship @ IIT Ghy
  • Pre-Match Report : Kalyani vs Lajong
  • Memo to Resident Comm. of Arunachal
  • Meekap Thokpa Numit #1: Gallery
  • Karino Faoriba: Album :: eRang
  • Truth is above all things
  • Another View on Status of ILP
  • Ee-gi Khongul Leeba #2: Gallery
  • Combing @Thangal Keithel: Gallery
  • Health Camp at Churachandpur
  • 'Conflict Resolution' Seminar Report #3
  • Essay: Konthoujam-model constituency
  • DM 7: Smart Career Choice
  • Third gender seeks benefits
  • Manipur students march for ILP
  • DoNER to introduce toll-free number
  • Skulls and skullduggery
  • Outrageous ban on Mission schools
  • Water festival @Tamu #1 : Gallery
  • Foundation Day: Tingkao Ragwang
  • In search of Mr Keating & others
  • Workshop on Management of Sangai
  • Thabal @Ima Keithel: Gallery
  • Laihui Foundation Day #1: Gallery
  • Athoubasingi Numit #2: Gallery
  • Sharmila agitation to repeal AFSPA :: Timeline
  • Sharmila @Lamphel Court: Gallery
  • Cheiraoba Ching Kaba: Gallery
  • Letter To Governor regarding ILPS #2
  • Our society; An unfinished poem
  • Candle march-AFSPA @Delhi: Gallery
  • Cheiraoba Chak Katpa #1: Gallery
  • 'neScholar' available online
  • Cheiraoba chak at Awang Sekmai
  • Athoubasingi Numit #1: Gallery
  • Insulting the senior citizens
  • Ee-gi Khongul Leeba #1: Gallery
  • Ipa Ipu Saun Sabha
  • Lunar eclipse @Koubru: Gallery
  • Painting Exhibition of Meena Laishram
  • Sacred cave at Mt Koubru: Gallery
  • Narendra Ningomba: An encomium
  • Place Where I Belong :: Radio e-pao
  • Self-composed track released: Koubru
  • Mangka's Chingda Satpi #2: Gallery
  • Top of Mount Koubru #1: Gallery
  • Momocha: veteran drummer: Gallery
  • Binalakshmi Wins L'Oreal Femina Awards
  • Huidrom Priyogupta :: Theatre Artist Profile
  • Iroisemba Zoo #2 :: 360 Panorama
  • MRVT&MW Bill- Contents : Gallery
  • Shingnaba :: eRang Classic
  • Phone Directory :: Govt Officials
  • Laihui presents Hada Shamaton :: Ooba