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Common Wealth games to rip off the common men’s wealth! December 3, 2009

Posted by aglakadam in Social Casue.
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Commonwealth Games 2010 –The 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi are just over a year away. The event is not only important for the development of sports in the country, but also a chance for us to prove to the world that India is capable of successfully organizing a world class event, even in times of global problems like terrorism and the economic gloom.

But this important event raised a question on our government effective measures. I am indicating the government initiation for eradication of poverty from Capital-Delhi. Government measure to uproot slum clusters from all over the capital and rehabilitating its inhabitants cannot be seen as government measure for removing poverty. If it is a good solution to eradicate poverty then the question is why this measure is not taken from last 62 yrs (after 1947), and how is it possible to remove poverty in few months. Does not this indicate the hypocrisy in our mindset!

The honorable Government of India is preparing enthusiastically for Commonwealth Games, so are we all enthusiastically waiting for it… Flyovers being built up, Road connectivity improved, more number of hotel rooms coming up in the city …We can admit the fact that these developments will affect in a longer time and developing basic amenities will make life much smoother for ordinary citizens, but it does not mean that common man struggling above and below the poverty line must be left behind.

The flip side of these efforts (which hurts a common man in the country) is the spending of tons of thousands of rupees for this sport 2010 as if this showcase will do wonders to the countrymen! The fact lies that the Commonwealth GAMES will barely last for 11 or 12 days and ruin the hard earned money of the common people of the country. The poor slum dwellers will keep living the way they do or at best will be relocated from the cities.

“Plantations of bamboo trees for showing the beautiful sight can’t hide the ugly face of poverty”

Richa Gurwani // http://www.aglakadam.com // 3.12.2009

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1. Jay - December 25, 2010

Wow wht a thought really good head salute for u .u r Right Richa we cant hide the ugly face of poverty


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