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Re:Pick your High and Low moments from the Commonwealth Games.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES DELHI 2010 GAMES TECHNICAL CONDUCT COMMITTEE (GTCC) REPORT OF DR P S M CHANDRAN, MEMBER GTCC (Submitted at the conclusion of the CWG Delhi 2010) As desired by the Chairman GTCC, I had regularly visited the sports venues at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Sports complex (Athletics, Weight Lifting & Lawn Bowls), National Stadium (Hockey), Thyagaraj Stadium (Net Ball) and also the CWG Village. The purpose of carrying out the visits was to highlight things that needed improvement. During my visits, I had interacted with the staff deployed at the venues, taken note of the infrastructure and also the medical, catering, communication and transport facilities. I have to report the following: CWG Village The ambience of the village was very pleasing. Security cover was excellent. Though the residential towers were looking imposing, the flats still needed final touch. The quality of furniture provided inside the flats were not up to the mark. There was water logging at the basement of many towers encouraging mosquito breeding. T2 transport arrangements at he Village was not satisfactory and there was long wait to get the transport. The protocol office at the entrance of the village could have been tastefully designed especially when it was being patronized by VVIPs. The swimming pool at the village became functional only at the end of the games. Since my accreditation did not allow entry into the village dining area, no remarks could be given on village catering. But while interacting with the athletes, they have remarked that though the menu dished out was good, the same became monotonous as the same menu was often repeated during lunch and dinner. Such complaints are not uncommon at mega events, where so many dishes are served every day. The solution to this lies in serving cyclic menu on different days. To illustrate it, if there are 100 items in the menu card, serve only 25 items on any particular day and repeat the menu after every 4 days. This will ensure variety in the menu served and also avoid monotony of the items served. The fitness centre at the Village was efficiently managed by two SAI trainers (Mr. Tej Kaul & Mr. Rajpal) and it was found to be well patronized by the athletes. The trainers were always available to help out the athletes with their exercise regime. The Polyclinic at the village should have been better designed. There was no proper signage at the poly clinic. Computer print outs were used as signage which was not appealing. There was shortage of masseurs and masseuses at the poly clinic since many of the masseurs did not get accreditation. Dr Mrs. Kiran Walia, Minister of Health had taken personal interest in the clinic and she was visiting the clinic almost every day and supervising the activities there. The doctors and paramedics at the clinic did an excellent job in meeting the demands of the athletes. This they have done without getting any support from the OC medical authorities like the CMO and DDG (Medical), who rarely visited the poly clinic. The medical staff at the clinic including its Director was given only the lowest grade T 5 transport accreditation and as a result they had to face great difficulties on transportation of men and material for the clinic. The food packets served to the medical staff were of low standard in quality and quantity. Taking note of this, the Minister of Health had arranged to send separate lunch/dinner packets to the medial staff at the poly clinic. Unfortunately, this also did not find favour with the staff. JN Stadium (Athletics) I had regularly visited the medical room at the athletic venue of JN Stadium and interacted with Dr H L Nag, the VMO and also with other medical staff. The medical cover at this venue was provided by AIIMS Delhi. The staff had planned to work in 2 shifts, but on short notice they were asked to do an additional night shift. The doctors and paramedic did their duties with utmost devot

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Re:Pick your High and Low moments from the Commonwealth Games.

High : opening and closing ceremnies and low is the bungling in funds to the tune of thousands of crores of rupees.

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Re:Pick your High and Low moments from the Commonwealth Games.

High moment:Saina Nehwal's gold Low moment: Vijendra singh(Sorry if the spelling or name is wrong) losing 2 points

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Re:Pick your High and Low moments from the Commonwealth Games.

CWG was a great success from opening ceremony to closing ceremony and India coming at the second place in the medal tally. OC, Paid Staff, Volunteers, labourers in nut shell everyone worked really hard to put forth a good show. Closing ceremony started with a run by volunteers, has anyone wondered about the number of volunteers present on the FoP. What about the volunteer who is sitting/ standing at a Metro station from morning 8 till 8 in evening or may be more, was he/she there. Were the people from cleaning staff and construction workers there who were a very big part of the games. NO. There were almost 20,000 volunteers who worked in CWG, but not all were present in FoP on the day of closing ceremony. Certificates given to volunteers bear no signature of any member of the OC or from Delhi Govt. The people who have signed the certificates are the paid staff personnels who no body knows, who are not experienced enough, who don't know how became part of the paid staff team (may be they are distant or immediate relatives to members of various agencies involved). If volunteers were to be given credit, least could have been that their certificates bear digital/ stamp signatures of personnels from OC or Sheila Dixit or high officials. There were personnels from paid staff who were not letting volunteers inside the venue as they were not in their full uniform, then how did the paid staff not in full uniform entered the venues. Volunteers were not allowed to use media lounge/ athlete lounge for food/beverage (there is nothing wrong in it) then why were the people from paid staff sitting in media lounge all the time, did they had no work to do? So many questions like this are unanswered. There were people working as paid staff who don't know how to speak proper english, don't know how to use a computer efficiently, who are interns/ second year/ first year students/ and yes some are seniors. Just imagine these people instructing voluteers (who have more than 6-10 years of work experience/ retired personnels, senior citizens, who know how to deal in tough situations) but they are being treated as if they don't know anything. There is nothing wrong in a less experienced person guiding a more experienced person, but it does make a difference when that less experienced person knows not much about the things. There were thousands of volunteers, who came on their own will with no financial incentive; but with a desire, passion and love for their country. Were they really credited in the same manner. Were the people from cleaning staff credited in the same manner? Many questions but no answer.

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Re:Pick your High and Low moments from the Commonwealth Games.

CWG was a great success from opening ceremony to closing ceremony and India coming at the second place in the medal tally. OC, Paid Staff, Volunteers, labourers in nut shell everyone worked really hard to put forth a good show. Closing ceremony started with a run by volunteers, has anyone wondered about the number of volunteers present on the FoP. What about the volunteer who is sitting/ standing at a Metro station from morning 8 till 8 in evening or may be more, was he/she there. Were the people from cleaning staff and construction workers there who were a very big part of the games. NO. There were almost 20,000 volunteers who worked in CWG, but not all were present in FoP on the day of closing ceremony. Certificates given to volunteers bear no signature of any member of the OC or from Delhi Govt. The people who have signed the certificates are the paid staff personnels who no body knows, who are not experienced enough, who don't know how became part of the paid staff team (may be they are distant or immediate relatives to members of various agencies involved). If volunteers were to be given credit, least could have been that their certificates bear digital/ stamp signatures of personnels from OC or Sheila Dixit or high officials. There were personnels from paid staff who were not letting volunteers inside the venue as they were not in their full uniform, then how did the paid staff not in full uniform entered the venues. Volunteers were not allowed to use media lounge/ athlete lounge for food/beverage (there is nothing wrong in it) then why were the people from paid staff sitting in media lounge all the time, did they had no work to do? So many questions like this are unanswered. There were people working as paid staff who don't know how to speak proper english, don't know how to use a computer efficiently, who are interns/ second year/ first year students/ and yes some are seniors. Just imagine these people instructing voluteers (who have more than 6-10 years of work experience/ retired personnels, senior citizens, who know how to deal in tough situations) but they are being treated as if they don't know anything. There is nothing wrong in a less experienced person guiding a more experienced person, but it does make a difference when that less experienced person knows not much about the things. There were thousands of volunteers, who came on their own will with no financial incentive; but with a desire, passion and love for their country. Were they really credited in the same manner. Were the people from cleaning staff credited in the same manner? Many questions but no answer.

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Re:Pick your High and Low moments from the Commonwealth Games.

CWG was a great success from opening ceremony to closing ceremony and India coming at the second place in the medal tally. OC, Paid Staff, Volunteers, labourers in nut shell everyone worked really hard to put forth a good show. Closing ceremony started with a run by volunteers, has anyone wondered about the number of volunteers present on the FoP. What about the volunteer who is sitting/ standing at a Metro station from morning 8 till 8 in evening or may be more, was he/she there. Were the people from cleaning staff and construction workers there who were a very big part of the games. NO. There were almost 20,000 volunteers who worked in CWG, but not all were present in FoP on the day of closing ceremony. Certificates given to volunteers bear no signature of any member of the OC or from Delhi Govt. The people who have signed the certificates are the paid staff personnels who no body knows, who are not experienced enough, who don't know how became part of the paid staff team (may be they are distant or immediate relatives to members of various agencies involved). If volunteers were to be given credit, least could have been that their certificates bear digital/ stamp signatures of personnels from OC or Sheila Dixit or high officials. There were personnels from paid staff who were not letting volunteers inside the venue as they were not in their full uniform, then how did the paid staff not in full uniform entered the venues. Volunteers were not allowed to use media lounge/ athlete lounge for food/beverage (there is nothing wrong in it) then why were the people from paid staff sitting in media lounge all the time, did they had no work to do? So many questions like this are unanswered. There were people working as paid staff who don't know how to speak proper english, don't know how to use a computer efficiently, who are interns/ second year/ first year students/ and yes some are seniors. Just imagine these people instructing voluteers (who have more than 6-10 years of work experience/ retired personnels, senior citizens, who know how to deal in tough situations) but they are being treated as if they don't know anything. There is nothing wrong in a less experienced person guiding a more experienced person, but it does make a difference when that less experienced person knows not much about the things. There were thousands of volunteers, who came on their own will with no financial incentive; but with a desire, passion and love for their country. Were they really credited in the same manner. Were the people from cleaning staff credited in the same manner? Many questions but no answer.

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Re:Re:Pick your High and Low moments from the Commonwealth Games.

I agree that the commonwealth Games were a success.Some of the staff members of particular department played a very important role during the Games. Volunteers trained by British Lingua in English and behavioural skills were found to be doing very well during the event. Chandan Yadav

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Re:Pick your High and Low moments from the Commonwealth Games.

High Corruption and Low Hockey final result in the Commonwealth

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Re:Pick your High and Low moments from the Commonwealth Games.

Waiting in the Q for 4 hrs to collect the E ticket booked through web. The filthy IRCTC office in STC Building, water falling from the terrace, no syetem inplace. Wandering for ticket between FAST TRACK Office, where no staff is avaiable before 1 pm/ Central Bank of India branches( every where printers are not available). Horrible experience.Total mess.

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Re:Pick your High and Low moments from the Commonwealth Games.

High->Peaceful commencement of the events and the win of people of delhi.. Low->blame games and politics involving corruption..this is heartbreaking..

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Re:Pick your High and Low moments from the Commonwealth Games.

The CWG was a success inspite of the few organizing glitches in the rup to the game.We performed really well setting records and finally,taking the second spot with 38 golds in the medals tally.But this should not be the end.We have to investigate our failures in organising and the corruption involved.The ones responsible have to be punished.It is quite saddening to see that there is always one group of people who never get the credit of their work..the poor manual workers.They slept on tne streets to make CWG a reality and their fair share of the pie is forgotten.The govt has to do something for them....like a meal or i set of clothing,committee to see their problems... a free medical check up!! There are tons of things you can do..it may be small but they will feel proud of their efforts..this will make a difference.

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Re:Pick your High and Low moments from the Commonwealth Games.

High moment India winning 4X400 relay and low Kalmadi and his slippery tongue

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