3.2 C
New York
Saturday 27 November 2021

Buy now

Ad

HomeSportsMary Kom resigns as boxing's national observer

Mary Kom resigns as boxing’s national observer

|

New Delhi: Five-time world champion M C Mary Kom has resigned as the national observer for Indian boxing after Minister made it clear that active sportspersons will not be considered for the position.

“I resigned as national observer 10 days ago after having a word with Mr Rathore. I had been requested to take up the position, it was not something I had asked for,” Mary Kom said.

“I had inquired about the rule on not having active athletes as observers with the then Secretary Injeti Srinivas when it was offered to me,” she explained, reacting to insinuation that her appointment smacked of conflict of interest given that she is still an active national camper.

“But at that time, I was told that I should nonetheless accept the position. I did so on insistence of the Ministry and I don’t want unnecessary controversies about something that I had not asked for.”

The 35-year-old Olympic bronze-medallist was among 12 national observers appointed by the then Minister Vijay Goel in March.

The list also includes the likes of Olympic-gold- medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra, double Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar and former Games gold-medallist Akhil Kumar among others.

Of these, Sushil and Mary Kom are still active in their respective sports. Akhil, on the other hand, is no longer a part of the national camp after giving up amateur boxing.

He has already rejected the conflict of interest charge, saying that he is neither a beneficiary of government schemes nor a part of the national camp.

“I was never interested in this but accepted the position because I had been requested. I have my hands full with a lot of things. I am happy to let it go and have no complaints,” said Mary Kom.

The decorated boxer is also a Rajya Sabha MP and is in contention for the and Asian Games next year.

Sirf News needs to recruit journalists in large numbers to increase the volume of its reports and articles to at least 100 a day, which will make us mainstream, which is necessary to challenge the anti-India discourse by established media houses. Besides there are monthly liabilities like the subscription fees of news agencies, the cost of a dedicated server, office maintenance, marketing expenses, etc. Donation is our only source of income. Please serve the cause of the nation by donating generously.

Support pro-India journalism by donating via UPI to surajit.dasgupta@icici

Fans wish actor and former Bigg Boss contestant @realhimanshi a Happy Birthday!🎉
https://twitter.com/i/events/1450840175039320069

CHENNAI: 220 AREAS WATERLOGGED
Waterlogging woes return to Chennai.The city has been lashed by rains since last night.There are waterlogging complaints in at least 220 locations in the city of which water has been cleared in 34 places @Mugilan__C with this report!

PM chairs a comprehensive high level meeting to review situation relating to Covid-19 & vaccination

PM briefed about the new Variant of Concern ‘Omicron’ along with its characteristics, impact in various countries & implications for India
https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1775561

गोंडा में सीएम योगी आदित्यनाथ बोले- भाजपा सरकार के कार्यकाल में हमने आतंकियों को उनकी मांद में ही घुसकर मारा

#CMYogiAdityanath #UttarPradeshNews

https://www.jagran.com/uttar-pradesh/lucknow-city-cm-yogi-adityanath-in-gonda-says-bjp-government-maintained-internal-security-killed-terrorist-22244077.html

Read further:

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisment -

Now

Columns

[prisna-google-website-translator]