IT HAPPENS ONLY IN INDIA.
There is no doubt as to why a state Govt and politicians in India look forward to organising an international event (without accountability) with budgets running into thousands of Crores or Rupees.
Commonwealth Games (CWG) are being organised to start in Oct in Delhi.
I won’t go into the total budget and the progress of CWG. Our country’s sports minister had made a non-serious statement that an event of such magnitude is like daughter’s wedding, it goes through any way. Isn’t that a fantastic statement coming from a minister?
However, one must take note of a “minor” expense being debited to the games a/c.
The organising committee of CWG has incurred an expense of Rs 29.29 Lakhs spent on SNACKS during 57 odd meetings they have had. (Games have yet to start)- I REPEAT RS 29.29 LAKHS FOR SNACKS.
How many more meetings will take place and how many more Lakhs of Rs will be spent on SNACKS till Oct, is any ones guess.
This shows oft repeated complaint of complete disconnect;
Between--Govt and those 83 crore people living under Rs 20/day.
Between—Lal batti walas and No batti walas.
Between—elected representatives and the voters.
Between—Masters and subjects.
Between—Millions of tons of wheat rotting and those dying of malnutrition.
When the CWG get over, a final audit will take place. There are bound to be complaints of irregularities and corruption. And finally a committee will be appointed to examine the complaints, results of which will go into some files rotting in Govt store rooms.
God only knows which country wins- Gold--Silver –Bronze medals during forthcoming CWG.
In my opinion one participant without participation has already struck GOLD—it is the CATERER WHO HAS SUPLLIED SNACKS WORTH 29.29 LAKHS.
For rest of the few thousand Crores of Rs being spent, the intelligent ones must have already done the calculations.
PAPPU still awaits ROTI-KAPADA-MAKAAN.
let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW.
posted 12/04/10 authored by b k chowla.