by sportswire4u.blogspot.com (Balbir)
NEW DELHI, AUG 17
Organising Committee Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 chairman Suresh Kalmadi today addressed the OC staff and volunteers here at OC headquarters.
He praised everyone for the great job they were doing and thanked them for their continued support despite the recent negative media reports. He urged all members not to lose focus and reiterated “We are on the threshold of making history” and “We will come out winners.” He stressed that the world would take note of India once the Delhi 2010 Games began on October 3.
“The clock is ticking and there are 29 days to go for the Games Village to open and 47 days for the Games to begin,” Mr. Kalmadi said.
“I am proud of all of you. You all are working as a team from the day you have joined. There have been distractions which are demoralizing but we should not allow them to hamper our spirits as the nation’s pride is at stake. Our conscience is clear and we have nothing to hide,” he said.
“Yesterday the Prime Minister called the Commonwealth Games a national festival. At a meeting at his house, the PM extended all possible support to the Organising Committee along with all his key ministers including Mr. Jaipal Reddy, Mr. M.S. Gill and Mrs. Sheila Dikshit. The Group of Ministers (GoM) which was always there would continue to support us”, Mr. Kalmadi further added.
He concluded by telling the gathering to keep up the good job and asked them to come together. He expressed confidence India would deliver the best Commonwealth Games ever.