Canadian Indian MMA fighter Arjan Singh Bhullar has been serving to his native village in Jalandhar to empower girls and battle the Covid-19 pandemic.
The heavyweight, who fights in ONE Championship, has all the time regarded to make use of his profession as a platform to encourage Indian residents, transcending the boundaries of sports activities and seeking to make a change in society.
The 34-year-old has been offering stitching machines, fabric and varied different supplies to assist the ladies of Billi Bhullar village to make face masks through the disaster.
Bhullar has additionally constructed a facility the place the ladies can socialise.
He defined: “I’ve been often visiting India since I used to be a baby.
“We have now constructed a really particular place inside the village for the ladies to assemble, as they, in contrast to males, have nowhere to go and spend time.”
The wonderful 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 fabric donated by the household. Bibi could be a really proud lady at present?????@SikhPA pic.twitter.com/CBcUfcyAgH
— Arjan Singh Bhullar (@TheOneASB) April 9, 2020
Bhullar went on to say: “The ladies have a good time there and through the pandemic, they’ve been making masks with the stitching machines that I’ve procured for them.
“At the moment, these girls aren’t solely self-sufficient however are additionally serving to and empowering the complete village and the neighbouring area.”
In addition to serving to the ladies of the village, the MMA fighter has additionally helped construct a gymnasium to assist the youthful technology, taking them off the streets and serving to them to alter their lives by way of sports activities.
Bhullar stated: “We constructed a gymnasium shortly after the 2010 Commonwealth Video games for the children.
“It’s linked to the native faculty and youngsters come to apply sports activities from the adjoining villages too.
“The youngsters have all taken on sports activities in an expert approach 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 correct.”
Arjan Singh Bhullar gained a gold medal in wrestling for Canada on the 2010 Commonwealth Video games and competed on the 2012 Olympics earlier than switching to MMA.
He grew to become the primary Indo-Canadian fighter to signal with the UFC in 2017 earlier than signing with ONE Championship in 2019.
After defeating high contender Mauro Cerilli by unanimous determination in October 2019, Bhullar is now subsequent in line for a title shot.
He’ll subsequent face ONE Heavyweight world champion Brandon Vera as soon as the well being disaster subsides.
Arjan Singh Bhullar presently has an expert report of 10 wins and one loss.