Supriya Prathapan

(New Delhi)

Commonwealth Games,2010


India is all set for the Commonwealth Games,2010,
It is a popular topic of discussion among most men, women and children.
Thanks to the C.G.F’s* decision,
India will soon become a popular tourist destination.

Formerly known as the “British Empire Games”,
It was first conceptualized in the land of the Thames.
Four separate teams represent England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland,
In 2014, the Games will be held in Glasgow, Scotland.

Many new bridges, buses and buildings have come up in Delhi,
The Delhi Metro has changed the definition of commuting, entirely.
There seems to be a shopping mall in every nook and corner,
A lot of money is being spent on infrastructure.

It is the nineteenth edition of the Commonwealth Games,
And the ninth to be held, under this name.
Every Indian is waiting for this event,
The bond between the commonwealth countries, it will certainly, cement.

(*Commonwealth Games Federation)

Submitted: Monday, November 09, 2009

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  • Supriya Prathapan (12/5/2012 7:57:00 AM)

    Yes Shihabudheen, thats the unfortunate truth. I'm sure no one could have felt the pain of such treachery more than the Delhiites. The poem was written before the commencement of the Games. However, it cannot be denied that the kind of development that was happening in Delhi at that time, seemed nothing less than a dream. We must accede that our Government also did a lot of good work at that time. (Report) Reply

  • Shihabudheen K J (12/5/2012 2:25:00 AM)

    it was expected that a great games would have held in capital city..............but lag and delay of infrastructure and corruption has made more headlines than achievements..........right? (Report) Reply

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