Star boxer MC Mary Kom honoured with Padma Vibhushan


Guwahati: Star boxer from Manipur, Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, has been honoured with Padma Vibhushan on Monday. 

President Ram Nath Kovind gave away the Padma Vibhushan award to MC Mary Kom during a function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. 

A six-time AIBA Women’s Boxing Champion, Mary Kom is a renowned athlete and face of women boxing in India.

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh has congratulated Mary Kom for being honoured with Padma Vibhushan. 

President Ram Nath Kovind presented Padma awards to 73 individuals on Monday. 

Meanwhile, India’s hockey captain Rani Rampal received the Padma Shri award along with India women’s football star Oinam Bembem Devi.