If by any chance you are in New Delhi, then you must have realized the importance of this post title. Luckily or unluckily I shifted from Pune to New Delhi during the time when preparation for Common Wealth Game 2010 was picking steam.
So after being part of the preparation chaos and madness, things finally seem to be settling down for organizers. Since last 6-7 months I have realized that at times how much negative we are as a citizen and planners. Day in and day out media had been painting the town red with negative remarks about CWG 2010.
By the time my post gets published it would be hardly 96 hours left when the game gets a kick start. This whole messy affair underlines few facts
- We the people of biggest democracy are the poorest planners. NO? From a normal student to a bureaucrat all are nice examples, no matter whether it’s a last minute rush for any exam or for an event like CWG. We just love to procrastinate.
- Indian politics and red tapism ensures that, anyone who is in power want to stuff as much money as possible and if something is left then it is used for the allotted activity.
- We Indians on name of nationalism can forget anything. We actually are billion plus bunch of emotional fools, who at one point can be as aggravated as any one and if properly fooled we forget everything and can move on easily with our life’s.
Well..What more to say…Even this post is full of negativity, but can’t help.
I have realized that no matter how much corrupt our system is, no matter how poor we are in terms of organization or planning we can still pull out things. Although the end result may not be the perfect one but still we do land up safely crashing here and there just like “Launch pad” of “duck tales” remember?
After so much of brouhaha I sincerely feel that game should take the centre stage and not criticism and politics. With so much of tax payer’s money involved, let’s make them feel a bit happy about this event. Let the game begin.
All the best 🙂