IOS Sports and Entertainment organize launch of Mary Kom’s autobiography, powered by Monnet Steel & R K Global
Mary Kom is a name synonymous with the vitality, strength and determination of Indian women and Indian sportsmanship. She is a role model to many and everyone’s desire to read about her rise to success has finally culminated in her autobiography, Unbreakable. Published by HarperCollins, the book was launched by Chief Guest - Shri Jitendra Singh Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, at a glittering event in Delhi at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on 13th December. The event was organised by IOS Sports & Entertainment, Mary’s long standing marketing agency and India’s leading sports and entertainment companies, with engagements spanning across celebrity management, film marketing, event management, infrastructure development and more. Financial broking firm R K Global and Monnet Steel Group were the chief sponsors of the event.
Born to parents who were landless agricultural labourers in the state of Manipur in Northeast India, Mary’s story is one of relentless struggle and an unflinching passion for the sport of boxing. A childhood of hard labour prepared her body for the sport just as well as any fitness training might have. Her own will and determination carried her through the minefield of politics that any sport in India is. Nimble of foot and pulling no punches, the boxing ring was Mary’s dominion.
Speaking on the launch of her book, Mary said, “My struggle has been one that many in our country face, especially women. The reason I decided to pen my story down was so others could read it and feel that if I could achieve what I have, so can they. One must have passion, dedication and faith in oneself and all dreams can come true.”
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Neerav Tomar, MD and CEO, IOS Sports said, “It’s a great feeling to be associated with Mary since past 5 years. We have a long relationship and feel proud to make this autobiography as an inspiration for those who see Mary as a role model. I personally congratulate her on her success and wish her to reach on the heights of her career.”
M.C. Mary Kom is not yet ready to call it a day, but here she tells her story so far, no holds barred – her tough childhood, her rebellions, how long she waited for Onler to propose marriage, how she was willing to run away with him and, of course, how she held her
own in the male bastion of boxing. It’s all packed into this inspiring, exhilarating tale of a woman who faced impossible odds in a man’s world – and won.
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