Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Leadership and CWG

Here are few of the Leadership quotes i like the most..Read on,,

  • "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." - Picasso

  • "The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were." - John F. Kennedy

  • "If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well." - Martin Luther King Jr.

I am actually getting very excited about the forthcoming Commonwealth Games. We really require great Leadership qualities amongst our administrators who are , no doubt, toiling hard to make this event a great success.The Leadership quotes above may prove to be a guiding and motivating force for them.

Although the preparations are on track but i feel there is one major area of concern which the authorities needs to look into. Its the development of the infrastructure in the region surrounding Delhi. I read it somewhere that Delhi will also be offering all athletes a free trip to the famed Taj Mahal and will provide a reserved lane for participants on selected highways. This shows that the tourists visiting Delhi will not confine themselves to the Capital only. They will be visiting the nearby areas viz. Agra, Mathura, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Varanasi etc. Now, in that case, are we focusing on the development of infrastructure of these regions or is our entire focus confined to Delhi ???

I had put up this question to the Head of the Commonwealth Organising Committee, who was one of the panelists in the PUBLIC SPEAK programme of All India Radio. But, to my utter surprise, i did not find his answer very convincing.

I strongly feel that this grand event is one of the biggest opportunity for India to showcase itself to the world. This showcasing will succeed only with Good Leadership. We want leaders who will go an extra mile to finish the construction of stadiums on time. We want leaders who do not fight for the credit for a job well done. We want leaders who are innovative to provide solutions for online ticketing for common man. We want leaders who would turn the ordinary into extraordinary to make the Commonwealth experience for the foreign tourists the most memorable one, the one which makes them say back home, " Hey, I had fun in India !! The Games were awesome !!"

I am confident that we are very much capable of putting up a great show...which will make all of us proud of being an INDIAN !!

Cheers !!

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