Nksagar-Sagar Media -New Delhi:
CWG mega games event appeared from last three months,a complete disaster, a national shame and embarrassment however has received heap of praises from national and International media for their twin performance both in the field by the Indian contingent the players,the mentors and creating the mammoth stadiums games village in form infrastructure but their maintenance and their use remain mystical question unanswered unless proved otherwise.(live-PR.com) - As at the grand opening ceremony 12 days ago, all the controversies that had dogged the Games corruption, filth, snakes, mismanagement were momentarily forgotten because some 5000 athletes from 71 countries had sportingly competed for 826 medals of which India won 101, including 38 gold, its highest ever, to be the second in the tally behind Australia:
Prince Edward, patron of the Commonwealth Games Federation, formally declared the 19th edition closed amid thunderous cheers from the audience.Reading out the closure statement, the Prince said, "In the name of the Commonwealth Games Federation, I proclaim the XIX Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 closed."In accordance with tradition I call upon the sportsmen and sportswomen of the Commonwealth to assemble in four years time in Glasgow, Scotland, there to celebrate the XX Commonwealth Games."
The ceremony began with the arrival of dignitaries who included the Prime Minister, the Vice President, UPA chairperson, CGF chief Michael Fennell and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the guest of honour.Reports Media
Silver lining comes to CWG at the closing ceremony,when Fennell thanked the people of Delhi and said ''welcome and leaving an indelible mark of their kindness.' ''Delhi,you have delivered truly exceptional games. Thank you,'' he said.
Media charges of corruption are to stay and what action on major corruption inquiries into the shoddy construction,fraud allegations most glaring the ticketing mess left many "sold out" kept stadiums empty are most amusing side of outstanding issues.
India now look for more International sports events to follow in spirit of India,'The Guest is God,'Atithi Devo Bhava the symbolic representation of India's age old hospitality.
The closing ceremony of Delhi CWG watched by Vice President Hamid Ansari:
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh his wife Gursharan Kaur and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi were seen seated VVIP stands:Her son the party general secretary Rahul Gandhi was sitting in gallery.Lok Speaker Meira Kumar Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani, his wife Kamla and daughter Pratibha, attended the ceremony and applauded the athletes and artistes:
Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and several ministers, including Jaipal Reddy (Urban Development), M.S. Gill (Sports) and Kapil Sibal (Human Resource Development) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit were present.
Manmohan Singh his wife Gursharan Kaur crescendo cheers roared at the Commonwealth
Games closing ceremony on their arrival in the stadium. But loudest embarrassing jeers were for Games controversial honchos Suresh Kalmadi and Lalit Bhanot.
Kalmadi when mentioned in his speech at closing ceremony Bhanot's name to acknowledge his efforts for making the Games a success,there was loud booing from the thousands present in the stadium. When Kalmadi arrived in the stadium the wrath of the audience greeted him with loud jeers.
Kalmadi received cheers when he thanked Manmohan Singh,Congress president Sonia Gandhi Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit for their help to organise the Commonwealth Games in the capital city of Delhi
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