First of all, hearty wishes on the 64th Independence Day. A peculiar thing I have observed is that, rather than Independence day, all over the media the hot topic being discussed is CWG 2010.
Yes, I totally concur with all those who say that CWG is in a big time mess and No, I don’t agree that we must give up organising CWG. Despite all said and done, everything is not lost. Some patches here and there and we will be able to pull out a decent show at least and save our face. I try to list down the DO s for the road ahead with CWG
1) First and foremost, we are being watched by the entire world and history is being written. Let’s all have an optimistic outlook and go ahead and give our best.
2) Our Honourable Prime Minister Mr. ManMohan Singh must intervene and try to touchbase with all the concerned people and stop the media from pulling the panic button.
3) The Media has a great role to play. Going ahead with the point one, the media must help build a positive attitude and atmosphere and build the spirit among all Indians.
4) Despite all the proclivities, all the concerned ministries must take action and a central investigating committee must be set up. The sporadic investigations must culminate into a single big investigation directly under PMO’s supervisation.
5) It will be foolish to replace Mr.Kalmadi with less than 50 days to go.Rather, put someone else along with him with equal powers as Mr Kalmadi and make them both divide and speed up the progress and ramp up the team with extra resources from different ministries to get things moving Ed Pronto.
6) The vision for organising CWG in
has to be revisited. The aim was to help build other sports and games (apart from cricket) in India . We have to have that vision in sight and a separate team from sport ministries to be set up to carry on with this goal as we move ahead with the CWG preparations. India
Reading the cover story of newspapers today, I feel, Mr Prime Minister has already started breathing oxygen and resuscitating the merely surviving CWG games and It’s our task now to help build the positive atmosphere.
Let’s hope we dance to the tunes that will make the world applaud our efforts.