Asian Games Gold medallist and India’s prominent women’s boxer MC Mary Kom has joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s high-profile pet program “Clean India Mission” or “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” along with her family members and many boxing academy students.  Mary participated in a campaign from Khongnang Karak towards Khuman Lampak stadium, Imphal. The campaign began at 6:30 a.m on the day after Diwali.

In what is termed as a noble initiative numerous government officials, NGOs, political parties, and civil bodies like Municipal Corporations have joined in the cleanliness drive in various parts of the India since the Narendra Modi led government launched it on October 2 – Gandhi Jayanti.


Mary Kom, who won recently added gold at the Incheon Asian Games in her impressive list of medals, also lauded PM’s historic effort and thanked her to have been given the opportunity to participate in this project, in a statement released by Jimmy Leivon, who is secretary of former amateur world boxing champion and Olympics bronze medallist.

The Prime Minister Modi initially set in cleanliness campaign in motion by inviting nine celebrities from different walks of life who in turn asked others to join in. Mary Kom, as the initiative move forward, was finally included in the chain and she looked happy to be part of this drive.

“In view of the development, Mary Kom, along with her family and the students of her boxing academy, will be joining the Clean India mission in the region to connect the chain,” the statement from Jimmy Leivon read.

“It’s a very good cause, I’m happy to participate in this cleanliness drive: Mary Kom. Mary Kom has further invited outstanding personalities of our country — Darshan Kumar, Bollywood actor; Yogeshwor, wrestler; Sushil Kumar, wrestler; Heena Sidhu, shooter; Sunil Chettri, footballer and others to join the mission,” statement concluded.


Moreover, the North East Border Area Development Organization (NEBADO) in Manipur has taken up the challenge to prepare for the Clean India mission in many villages of Manipur such as Kasom Khullen sub-division in Ukhrul district under the guidance of the district’s public health department.

NEBADO in its message said:  “We have organized Cleanliness drive right from the toilet of every household to the public, community hall, school building and surroundings of houses and villages through different mediums.”