TW Newsdesk, Feb 8: Laishram Sarita Devi, a world champion boxer, stated on February 7, Tuesday, “Sports changed me and drove me to work for the glory of my nation. He was persuaded by militants to shift towards insurgency and the transported weapons for them.
Speaking at the current Y20 summit, Devi described the horror of the insurgency at its height in her native Manipur in the early 1990s and claimed that only athletics prevented her from joining the insurgency.
When I was 12 or 13 years old, I used to see the militants every day where I lived in a tiny village. Every day, some 50 insurgents came to visit. When I first saw their guns, I yearned to become like them. Insurgency was my direction, she concluded.