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08-10-2012, 02:08 AM #1
TV stars hail fiery and fabulous Mary Kom
Whenever we talk about Manipur we only refer to the violence between various tribes there, but for once this state on the North Eastern Frontier of India is in the news for all the right reasons. Yes, we are talking about vibrant Mary Kom and are achievements. This five times World Boxing Champion (48 kilo category) has bagged a bronze medal at the ongoing London Olympics. She has brought sports back on the national consciousness. No wonder the entire nation is going ga-ga over this putative woman and our TV celebs are no different.
We spoke to few of them about Mary’s performance and this is what they had to say. Karan Mehra of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai said, “Mary has done India proud. It is not easy getting an Olympic podium finish. I hope her win focuses attention to non Olympic sports.”
Here Karan informed that he was a good soccer player back in school but since the sport never got the money and attention he never looked it as a full- fledged career option.
Niaa Sharma of Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai was equally gung-ho about Mary’s achievement. “It is a feather in our cap that we got a medal. She lost in the semi-final but it was a tough fight and you need to remember that she was boxing over her weight (51 kilos) and plus her opponent was world number 2 in the category.”
Romit Raj of Adaalat shared, “The news of Mary winning a medal is welcome news in a country where girls are killed either before birth or immediately after. What makes Mary’s win even more important is that she is a mother of twins. I have a wife and a daughter so I know how much hard work my better half needs to do in order to balance both work and family.”...being a human...