While the Indian contingent took part in the London Olympics opening parade, the entire nation wondered who the lady clad in red and blue was. Madhura Honey, a post-graduate from Bengaluru made the whole world sit up and take notice as she made an appearance with the Indian Olympic contingent.
Madhura has been living in London and before she went with the Indian team, she had displayed her Olympic passes on her Facebook account to her friends. But even her friend from college was baffled seeing her with the Indian contingent. However, she has deactivated her Facebook account once this became an issue.
The acting chef de mission of the Indian contingent Brig P.K. Muralidharan Raja is understandably agitated that a person who was not part of the delegation was allowed to accompany the team and hog the limelight in the process.
“She had no business to walk in with the Indian contingent and we are taking up the issue with the organisers. We don’t know who she is and why she was allowed to walk in. It is a shame that she was with the athletes in the march past”, Raja told PTI in London.
“We were initially told that she would accompany the contingent till the track but she went on to take the entire lap. There was another man also but he stayed back and did not enter the stadium,” Raja added.
“We have taken strong exception to this. The march past is for the athletes and officials attached to the contingent. We are totally taken by surprise how a person could just intrude into the track,” he wondered.