Indian-origin Combined Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Arjan Singh Bhullar has been lending a serving to hand to his native village in Jalandhar to empower girls and battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ONE Championship star, who received a wrestling gold for Canada on the 2010 Commonwealth Video games earlier than switching to MMA, has been offering stitching machines, material and varied different supplies to assist the ladies in Billi Bhullar village make face masks throughout this disaster.
The 34-year-old additionally not too long ago constructed a facility the place the ladies can socialize.
“I’ve been incessantly visiting India since I used to be a baby. We’ve got constructed a really particular place throughout the village for the ladies to assemble, as they, not like males, have nowhere to go and spend time,” stated Bhullar, whose upcoming bout is with ONE Heavyweight world champion Brandon Vera.
“The ladies have a good time there and throughout the pandemic, they’ve been making masks with the stitching machines that I’ve procured for them. Right this moment, these girls aren’t solely self-sufficient, however are additionally serving to and empowering all the village and the neighbouring area.”
The superb girls of my village Pind Billi Bhullar making #coronavirus masks for the village. This place is known as in honor of my grandma Bibi Gurmit Kaur Bhullar. Machines and material donated by the household. Bibi could be a really proud girl at this time❤@SikhPA pic.twitter.com/CBcUfcyAgH
— Arjan Singh Bhullar (@TheOneASB) April 9, 2020
Bhullar additionally has put up an area health club to assist groom the subsequent era of Indian blended martial arts stars.
“We constructed a health club shortly after the 2010 Commonwealth Video games for the kids,” he stated.
“It’s linked to the native college and children come to observe sports activities from the adjoining villages too. The youngsters have all taken on sports activities in knowledgeable approach and it retains them centered.
“I need to make my village a mannequin village and unfold the message that something is feasible throughout India when the intent is correct.”
Bhullar, who made his ONE Championship debut in October final in Tokyo and defeated high contender Mauro Cerilli, is decided to realize his objective of changing into a ONE world champion and can tackle the present heavyweight world champion Brandon Vera when the present well being disaster subsides.