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Mary Kom terms isolation as ‘new independence’

The people who went into isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic may not find this time any less than an imprisonment, but Boxer Mary Kom has termed it  ‘ new independence’. Mary Kom is currently on self-isolation at her residence in Delhi. She returned this month after participating in the Asian Olympic Qualifiers held in Jordan, where she confirmed her Olympic ticket for the second time.

Mary Kom stayed with her team for a training camp in Italy before moving to Jordan. After this, due to the necessary health standards, the entire Indian team has placed itself in precautionary self-isolation. However, the IOC had conducted the entire Indian team’s COVID-19 test, in which the reports of all the players were negative.

MC Mary Kom, who is living in isolation these days, said that this essential slowdown of life has redefined independence for her. Mary said, ‘I am cooling myself by paying attention to my exercise and fitness and playing with my children. I was away from my children for about a month. The veteran boxer said, ‘The best moment of this isolation is that I am with my family all day. I appeal to everyone not to panic, if you can, try to stay at home and spend time with your family.

The 37-year-old boxer said, ‘If I speak my mind, this isolation makes me feel like a kind of freedom. I have realized that there is no pressure on my daily schedule now.

The six-time world champion boxer is also currently a member of the Rajya Sabha. When Parliament is in session, she is among those Members of Parliament who are most present during the proceedings of the House. These days the budget session is going on in Parliament, which will run till 3 April. Mary Kom said on this, ‘I hope that I will be able to participate in the last few days of this session as my isolation will be completed later this month.

 

 

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