Mar 01, 2024
Mar 01, 2024
The Commonwealth Games 2010, New Delhi concluded yesterday with a spectacular Closing Ceremony repeating the similar Opening Ceremony rich in spectacle and India’s cultural heritage. More than these spectacular extravaganzas, it was the inspiring achievements of our sportsmen and sportswomen who with their medals tally placed India in the 2nd position after Australia. They achieved this tremendous success inspite of the various Sports Federations being dominated by indifferent political leaders or their acolytes and the Government not having any visionary ‘Sports Strategy’ to forge India into making a visible impact in the global arena. The words of appreciation that have flowed in after the Closing Ceremony should not dull India at large that now almost all is forgotten and forgiven. Introspection should now focus on ‘The Good’, ‘The Bad’ and ‘The Ugly’ that was attendant on these Games pertaining to India.
'The Good' that merits being recorded is outlined below and as it would be evident that it is not due to any singular contribution by the Government of the day or all its agencies involved. Here is a brief recount:
Strangely as reported by the media there was a row kicked by the Lt Governor of Delhi at the end as to how the Chief Minister of Delhi could claim credit for retrieving the Games. One is tempted to ask this former senior bureaucrat where was he when things were going wrong and accountability was being sought by the media?
On successful completion of the Commonwealth Games my ‘Awards’ are as follows:
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|Although I have lived most of my life abroad, I have always follow India in her progress. Its time that Indian media take on the responsibilities by taking on this on going corruption and expose them.
I beleive media is a very powerfull source and by name and shaming these people will eventually bring shame to them. We should have more programs on TV channels dedicated to exposing curruption than just showing family dramas.