Commonwealth Games Come To A Close




Commonwealth Games Closing

Commonwealth Games Closing

So finally, the curtains have come down on the Commonwealth Games and for the first time in any competitive games history, India has stood second in the medals tally. While everybody is goading in the glory of successful (?) completion of the games, now the eyes of the nations would be riveted upon the pronouncements made by the government about its intention to take the cases of corruption to its logical end. Would the government do it, or would just let the controversy die the natural death. If the controversy of corruption is allowed to close the individual performers who bought India such glory indeed would feel really let down.

After all, it is for the first time that the individual players have won medals in such large numbers to bring India such glory. It is symptomatic of the generational change that the sports fraternity has also experienced and the new breed that has come is not content with just participating in the game for the spirit of the game but has the fire in the belly to rise up and win it by sheer hard grit and performance. This paradigm shift that Indian sports have experienced should not allow going astray, but needs to be nurtured so that the campaign of victory can be taken forward. It can only, however happen, if the government shows its commitment and the urge to address the issues of corruption associate with the game in totality.

Now that the curtains have come down on the games, it would also be interesting to see the status of uncompleted projects that still are ugly appendages on the landscape of Delhi, more so in the outer parts where neither the media team nor anybody else has bothered to travel, in particular Narela, which is the bordering area of Delhi if one enters from Sonepat side into Delhi. Narela is peppered with incomplete projects and as a conscientious citizen it is our right to know who would be held responsible for such colossal waste of the national resources.  Residents of Narela were sold the dream of converting it into heaven, but the half completed projects and over burdened dumps lying on the sides, it has become hell for the residents.

The glory that country has achieved on account of brilliant performance by our athletes should not be allowed to go waste otherwise it would be a really sorry situation in which country would find itself in.

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