Friday, August 20, 2010

CWG 2010 - The Mess

There has been enough in the media, over the past few days, about the scams and the irregularities in the arrangements and preparations for the Games.

Relax. I am not going to enumerate any of those here, again. These are already being repeated, ad nauseam, in endless loops on select TV channels.

The point I would like to make is that this is not the first time that we have organised a major event. While I can understand that, as individuals, we are not consistent in learning from past experiences; it is shameful that as a NATION, we lack those skills!

The most important aspect of this situation is to DOCUMENT and LEARN from this entire experience.

These learnings must be made SHARED with the public, not from a perspective of sensationalising the scam, but from a perspective of ensuring that we have documented each mistake made, just so that we do not make it again.

Also, in order to ensure that we do not end up in such a situation again (or at least minimise such instances), we MUST PUNISH those who have found to have WILLFULLY committed such excesses.

Sending a strong message to all those who try to repeat this - that something like this will NOT be tolerated and will be dealt with severely.

Well, and that's how I feel....


BK Chowla, said...

My personal opinion is that the big boys will get away with the kind of political support and the kind of law enforcing agencies we have.I wonder if any one thinks that those who have been named were alone in such a massive operation running into few thousand crores.MIL BAANT KE KHAYA HAI.
As for learning from and documenting this is concerned,the media wanting score points over rival channels forgot the main issue and went on releasing a scam a day.
After the games are over,Kalmadi and shiela dixit might even get Padma awards

BK Chowla, said...

I had posted a comment here this morning, how come it has disappeared?