Tuesday, September 28, 2010

CommonWealth Games:Now West Too Criticising?

Seventh Largest country in the world.
Fastest growing economy after China.
Hosting the third biggest sporting event in the world.
Seven years of preparation.
Rs. 77,000 crore(770 billion) expenditure(so far).
Yes, dont be amazed, it is Rs. 77,000 crore and counting. And the facts that we are talking about is Delhi hosting the 2010 Commonwealth Games.Few days ago, a new row of corruption was busted on the misuse of the money allotted for the games.Recently a foot bridge(which was mean for top officials and athletes,but denied by CM Shiela Dixit) crashed down unexpectedly injuring some 27 workers. The next day, a false ceiling fell off in the weight-lifting arena(thankfully not injuring anybody). The point is that, Rs.77,000 crore already spent, but why these faulty, low quality infrastructures?The security is also being questioned again and again resulting in many top athletes withdrawing from the event
The biggest attraction, according to many, is the 'Games Village' that is being built for the athletes and officials for their accommodation.These events have shrunk the entire nation with the ocean of shame. And with the entire world keenly watching us(Even France, a non-Commonwealth nation, has published articles about India's situation in its newspapers), thing have become more and more worse.
If we were not prepared for organizing such a big event, then why did we bid for it in the very first place? We could have waited for some more years to host it rather than being blamed and being shamed for such irresponsibility. Moreover, Rs.77,000 crore have been spent. The amount could have been used building thousands of miles of road,could have been used in the education,food,etc,etc for lacs of poor people in the country.
It is now just a matter of time that we will be able to know the real consequences, and that will be only after the end of the games. Till then, lets hope that India will hold up to its pride and dignity among its fellow nations and work out the situation.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Green sustainability in Commonwealth Games

In just over two weeks the 19th Commonwealth Games are set to get underway in Delhi,
India and Jamaica will be represented in nine sporting events.The games will be the largest multi-sport event (54 countries taking part)conducted to date in Delhi and India generally,which has previously hosted the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982. The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi..
The total budget estimated for hosting the Games is US$ 1.6billion approximatly 160 crore and this amount excludes non-sports-related infrastructure development in the city like airports, roads and other structures.This will likely make the 2010 Commonwealth Games the most expensive Commonwealth Games ever,being larger than the previous games in Melbourne 2006 (approx. US$ 1.1 billion).The organisers signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Environment Programme to show the intention to host a "sustainable games" and to take the environment into onsideration when constructing and renovating venues.Thyagaraj Stadium is intended to be a key example of environmentally-considered construction.

Greenpeace Sustainability Initative

Greenpeace is asking we all to take part in energy revolution.To go from a world powered by nuclear and fossil fuels to one running on renewable energy. Human caused climate change is a reality. Fortunately,there are proven energy solutions we can put
to use today to provide sustainable development and energy for all.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


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