ONE Championship’s Arjan Singh Bhullar helps village in Punjab struggle off Covid-19

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With his sights set firmly on changing into a World Champion since becoming a member of ONE Championship final 12 months, heavyweight Arjan Singh Bhullar has returned to Punjab to rediscover his roots and empower and encourage individuals in his native village of Jalandhar.

As one of many prime combined martial artists on this planet, Bhullar has all the time regarded to make use of his profession as a platform to encourage his individuals, transcending the boundaries of sports activities and seeking to make an actual change in society.

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From successful a gold medal in wrestling within the 2010 Commonwealth Games to creating a thunderous ONE debut, the 2016 Olympian is actually an completed athlete and his place include lots of affect. But regardless of his success on the worldwide stage, Bhullar’s profound love and respect for the nation of his origin has remained intact.

One space of society Bhullar has targeted to champion is the empowerment of Indian girls, notably in Jalandhar. Bhullar just lately constructed a facility the place village girls can socialize. He supplied stitching machines, fabric and numerous different supplies for the aim of manufacturing face masks to assist maintain the village secure from the overreaching tentacles of COVID-19.

“I’ve been incessantly visiting India since I used to be a baby. I’m nonetheless very connected to my village and the individuals there. We have constructed a really particular place throughout the village for the ladies to collect, as they, in contrast to males, have nowhere to go and spend time,” stated Bhullar.

“The girls have a good time there and through the pandemic, they’ve been making masks with the stitching machines that I’ve procured for them. Today, these girls will not be solely self-sufficient however are additionally serving to and empowering the complete village and the neighbouring area.”

Bhullar additionally put up a neighborhood fitness center to assist groom the subsequent era of Indian combined martial arts stars.

The colossal heavyweight is on a private mission to show India right into a martial arts powerhouse by taking troubled youth off the streets, lots of whom have fallen prey to the traps and vices of poverty and hardship, and alter their lives by means of sports activities. These efforts have constructed many futures and have energized Jalandhar.

“We constructed a fitness center shortly after the 2010 Commonwealth Games for the kids” stated Bhullar.

“It’s linked to the native college and youngsters come to apply sports activities from the adjoining villages too. The children have all taken on sports activities in an expert means and it retains them targeted. I wish to make my village a mannequin village and unfold the message that something is feasible throughout India when the intent is true.”

While Bhullar is devoted to serving to his individuals, particularly in these instances of want, he has not overpassed advancing his skilled profession. Bhullar is laser-focused on making a run on the ONE Heavyweight World Championship, at present held by Filipino-American celebrity Brandon Vera.

Bhullar made his ONE Championship debut final October in Tokyo, Japan, defeating prime contender Mauro Cerilli by way of dominant unanimous resolution. The unbelievable efficiency over a former world title challenger catapulted Bhullar up the divisional ladder, and he’s now subsequent in line for a shot on the gold.

Although particulars of the bout are but to be revealed, Bhullar and Vera are anticipated to satisfy contained in the Circle when the present state of affairs eases and occasions resume. The considered changing into a ONE World Champion and representing India is one which drives Bhullar to push himself exhausting every day in coaching.


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