Commonwealth Games in India and its opening ceremony


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After so many controversies on CWG and Suresh Kalmadi, India had started CWG well, and no doubt it will go ahead with many competitions till its completion, after all, it is India's presentation as a host and prestigious matter too. This is the time to just ignore Media's unnecessary comments time being.
Britain's Prince Charles and Indian President Pratibha Patil jointly opened the Games in a refashioned 60,000-seat Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, approximately 71 nations have gathered to compete in 17 sports category with triggering 272 gold medals up for grabs.

Indian Classical dancers, tabla prodigies, sitar players, and more than 7,000 cultural singers and dancers hosted the three-hour opening ceremony. In a neat diplomatic compromise, Prince Charles, representing Queen Elizabeth, the head of the Commonwealth, and President Pratibha Patil did the honors at the inaugural ceremony, amid thunderous cheers from the capacity 60,000 crowd.

Outside, Markets and malls were closed, and New Delhi's normally vibrant, crowded streets were sanitized and silent. The streets of the capital were changed into a heavily-guarded spots, around 80,000 police and 17,000 paramilitary troops patrolling every corner. Rooftop snipers and helicopters ran over the city protecting 41 Games-related sites, the airport and the village where athletes are staying. Athletes arrived at the opening ceremony in bulletproof vans.

After brief statement by Commonwealth Games Federation chief Mike Fennell and Organizing Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, the Queen's Baton, which passed through all the 71 Commonwealth nations made a grand entry with Bindra being given the honor at first.

Other famous Indian sport star as Badminton star Saina Nehwal, Beijing Olympic Games bronze medalist boxer Vijender Singh and wrestler Sushil Kumar were the others who carried the baton. It was followed by the arrival of the Games flags of all the participating countries and the oath-taking ceremony by the Indian captain Bindra.


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