A matter of pride or shame?


A matter of  pride or shame?

But the way things are going, this event could turn into a national shame and a cause for embarrassment. The city of Delhi has become one big construction mess. Road works are yet to be completed, pavements have been dug up for beautification, flyovers are missing the deadlines, and the venues are far from ready.

Along with these delays and irregularities, the unearthing of financial scandals has added to the woes. Meanwhile, big names like Victoria Pendleton, Chris Hoy, Usain Bolt and Jessica Ennis have pulled out of the games. The need of the hour is to stop the blame game and to step up the proceedings on a war-footing basis. All said and done, will this kind of bad publicity and apathetic attitude in general discourage youngsters from taking up sports as a career? Metrolife takes a look.

Sanchari Sinha

“With such controversies and confusion, it is only natural that people are losing faith in this year’s Commonwealth Games. However, India as a country should be given a chance to resolve things in a stipulated period. If the charges prove right and no persistent efforts are made towards a workable solution within a certain amount of time, India should be banned from participating in this esteemed event. A commitment made by India on such a large scale should be adhered to at any cost and not played around at anyone’s will.”


Frankly speaking, there is too much of politics than sports. Misappropriation of money in crores is not child’s play. It definitely discourages sports person. Youngsters will think twice before taking up sports as a profession. Thanks to the media for exposing the slumber and the false sense of complacency of the organisers. Because of these scandals, sporting events are finding space on the front page of newspapers. I am sure Commonwealth Games won’t be as entertaining as the IPL matches.

Balu Prasad
IT professional

Commonwealth Games has become more of an embarrassment than a matter of pride. Our bureaucrats are engaged in a cheap ploy and harming the country’s prestige. The event is a mockery of our pride and patriotism and there is no reason to support it. I feel India doesn’t deserve the right to host such high profile events. I just hope the two week extravaganza doesn’t make India a tamasha in global eyes.”


“For the first time, we are conducting such a mega event and we have to show the world that we are not less than anyone. The media holds on to their exclusive and damaging stories which could cast aspersions on the quality of organising the games, the expenditure and favouritism. As I am a hockey player, my parents are a bit worried and warning me not to focus on hockey as a career. But, I am firm in my decision. My aim is to become a member of the Indian hockey team and nothing can stop me.”


With only a few days left for the big show, there are only questions in my mind. Will India be able to handle it perfectly? Though we have great talent in the country, those talented are not getting proper exposure due to corruption and favouritism. The Commonwealth Games is the right platform to prove that India will shine and to bring these talents in to the limelight.”

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