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Pune, December 1, 2022: As part of its newest initiative to raise awareness as well as CSR funds for undertaking corrective surgeries for children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease (CHD), RCPC launched its ‘RCPC Knock Out CHD’ platform in association with the Indian Boxing Council to bring never before Professional Boxing Championships to Pune.


Flagging off the ‘RCPC Knock Out CHD’ platform, Rotary District 3131 Governor Anil Parmar remarked “Compliments to RCPC for leveraging the power and reach of Professional Sport to attract funding for CHD like projects with large financial outlays. We will take this to all the Clubs in the District as a force multiplier of this unique initiative “ It is pertinent to mention that 1 out of every 5 children born, suffer from CHD and 1 out of every 5 CHD afflicted, need a corrective surgery costing Rs. 1.5 lacs. Survival without surgery is rarely more than 5 years.


“Our very first event with the “RCPC Knock Out CHD“ platform begins with ‘Rotary Boxing – Pune Fight Night’ on 11th December’22 at the MIT University Campus at Loni Kalbhor, spanning 8 bouts including a National Boxing Title each in the Men’s and Women categories” exclaimed Uday Dharmadhikari, President RCPC, barely hiding his excitement.


Both National Boxing Title bouts are sanctioned by the World Boxing Council. While the Men’s Title bout will be 10 rounds, the Women’s Title bout shall be 8 rounds. All the fights shall be telecast live globally on the World Boxing Council Live TV, powered by the VIVE network.


“In the Men’s category, WBC India Champion, J Sabari of TN and ranked 27th worldwide & so far undefeated, shall defend his title against HC Lalramfela of Mizoram, whereas in the Women’s category top ranked pugilist Chandni Mehra of Haryana will fight Viajayalakshmi from Punjab” informed Brig PKM Raja, President of the Indian Boxing Council.


Prof. Dr. Vishwanath Karad , Chairman & Founder of MIT World Peace University, Pune and a leading Educationist and prominent Business Leader, as well as Dr Mangesh T Karad, President & Vice Chancellor of MIT & ADT University and Mr Cawas Pundole , Promoter and Managing Director of Cawas Pundole and Sons, Pune’s largest Timekeeper, have extended their support to the ‘RCPC Knock Out CHD’ platform with generous contributions.