Commonwealth Games proudly known as CWG all around the world very recently has seen so many new acronyms being assigned to it. Blame it on Indian politicos who proved that their interest in Sport is only to the level of constructing stadiums and they least care for their maintenance and quality. Last two months can be counted as months of defame for Indian Sports as politicians play their own blame game. The entire environment seems to be engulfed in media glare from India and around the world. Top honchos in Indian politics never seemed to be bothered to take care of drifting situation which has brought us in such a deplorable state where India’s ability to hold an International Sporting Event is questioned.
I would say we should blame the media for creating too much ruckus but other moment I am reminded that if media would not have brought the anomalies in preparation work, imagine what would have happened to this gaming event. Our slogan “Athithi Devo Bhava” seems to have taken a back seat now with our guests being subjected to untimely arrangements at Airport and Games village. Our hopes as Indians are dashed when I see the arrangement as mentioned in media. We hope high of hosting Olympics but have not been able to prove our mettle in hosting a gaming event which is not as big as Olympics.
Despite all odds against us, I believe now is the time to prove ourselves, and show the world that India is united and committed to the success of CWG. Let us get together to save the interest of the game and India.