The ad by Sahara India's Subroto Roy today in the newspapers, seeking peace and harmony in the wake of the Commonwealth Games has come a trifle too late. A lot of damage has been done to the country's image. At first we had Mani Shankar Aiyer speaking maliciously and then the media talking of corruption as well as discussing the qualifications and salaries of the people handling the project.
What was the media doing when the preparation for the Games actually started? Why didn't they question then? Isn't it shameful that when the Commonwealth Games are round the corner, some people in power have got down to spoiling the image of the country! Can we imagine this happening in any other country? If there has been misuse of money or power, let the inquiry be conducted after the event. On my part, I am really not bothered if Kalmadi's team members are post- graduates or mere graduates. For, if they have the required expertise there seems no problem at all. I know of several reverend men and women who are not qualified enough and yet have left a mark in this world.
As an Indian I wish the Indian Government all success in the Commonwealth Games.