Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Online Crowd Funding for #MaryKom's boxing academy in Manipur

Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance crowd funding to help build infrastructure for Mary Kom’s boxing academy in Manipur. The Edelweiss Group has been closely associated with Mary Kom and has supported champions like her in their quest for Olympic success through its philanthropic arm - Edelgive.

Commenting on the development, World Champion M.C Mary Kom said that, “Building sufficient infrastructure for my boxing academy is of utmost priority to me currently. I also plan to build hostels for men and women, boxing rings, provide free food, tracksuits etc. Through the movie and initiatives like crowd-funding the nation will be aware of the existence of parallel sports like boxing which can equally do the nation proud. I would thank Edelweiss for their continuous efforts in helping me put together my academy. Hoping to create many more Mary Kom’s in future.”

Commenting on the launch of the product, Mr. Deepak Mittal, CEO, Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance Company Limited said, “This being our fist crowd-funding initiative to help build infrastructure for Mary Kom’s boxing academy, we are trying to time it right when the biopic movie on Mary Kom has released. The objective is to help Mary Kom in her endeavours for creating her own boxing academy along with the need to spread awareness about parallel sports in India. Our first step towards crowd-funding has already started with the launch of a website on the sidelines of the release of the film. We will not stop at any specific amount but will continue raising funds as and when she requires.”