Commonwealth Games

| Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The 19th Commonwealth Games {CWG}can be undoubtedly termed as most corrupt games ever. From treadmill to the tissue roll, these are charges of corruption of everyone involved in games from top to bottom. Calling these games Corruption games or Crying Games will not be incorrect.  The best we can do as a citizen of INDIA for this festive-fortnight mostly, is a test event for Indian Olympic Administration and specially Mr. Suresh Kalmadi. There are allegations of massive corruption in the construction of DDA flats, MCD road projects, the Cannaught Place beautification project, Commonwealth Games Village and most recent Sponsorship programme seeing the present trend India is appearing not much different from a Banana Republic. The lack of accountability in the system and lack of action taken makes us ashamed as an Indian.  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was selected in the top ten world leaders by NEWSWEEK but what’s the point of having an honest P.M if he is powerless to stop Corruption. The charge of corruption is on the officials of every grade. Corruption is now being accepted as way of life in India bit its not about taking a gas connection or water supply for our own household. It’s about nation’s pride. We generally come across articles and speeches where we compare ourselves with China. But if we look at Olympics in China everyone was talking about great design, infrastructure, world class facilities, English conversing volunteers, what a show it was.  Nobody talking about the wisdom to host the games at such a mammoth public expenditure, there is no point hosting the games when India with just 3-4 medals in Olympics is yet to be reckoned as a potent sporting power. The politicians and the bureaucrats choose to host this event and during the preparations will fully delayed things so that they can make big Corruptions money by awarding distressed contracts and accepting sub-standard work at the 11’th hour. Now it’s seems that the situation has gone out of hand so some extent with the 28000 thousand crores spent on CWG, there could have been very useful infrastructure built, even for impound for sports and Indian sport’s man winning at any international event’s could have made us much more proud than the news of massive corruption.  Just compare this to the 1982 Asian’s games. In just 20 months,5 new brand new sport’s complexes and state of the art staid were erected apart from the renovation and expansion of 12 existing others. Forty-nine agencies were involved, yet work happened since there was accountability fixed Buta Singh under the guidance of Rajiv Gandhi. Seeing present scenario India has learned nothing from past experiences.  These games of corruption can also be said as MHAHABHARATA of corruption. But where are Krishna and Arjuna who will take thev responsibility in cleansing the system who will save our country from comp[arision to the banana republic .Nobody can escape from his/her responsibility whether it’s shila,kalmadi,sonia,manmohan or any one. If the 2010 CWG can give us legacy let it be to have Indian sport’s finally focus on it’s champs not its chumps.


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