A road in interior Churachandpur district of Manipur has been named after Olympic bronze medal winner pugilist M C Mary Kom, official reports here said today.
Announcing this during a reception of Kom at Churachandpur district headquarters, Manipur health minister T Phungzathang, who was the chief guest, said the government had decided to name the road connecting Churachandpur town to the office of the deputy commissioner's office as "Mary Kom Ring Road".
Phungzathang told the reception, organised last Sunday, said the government would also sanction Rs. 10 lakh from the Department of the District Rural Development Agency to construct a gallery at the Churachandpur public ground in the name of the ace boxer.
Kom hails from Churachandpur district, though she stays at her official residence at Langol in Imphal west district.
Hundreds of villagers attended the function. One of them, identified as Dongjapao (64), was killed when a police constable, deployed for security, accidentally fired a shot from his service rifle.
The constable has been detained by the police, the reports said.