Money Flowing As Water In - Common Wealth Games

2010 Commonwealth Games are all set to break all records for spending money. It is believed that this common wealth games have already crossed budget of Rs 30,000 crore. 3,000 Delhi University students are now desperately looking for places to stay as they have been asked to vacate their college hostels to make way for the Commonwealth Games athletes. And with rents spiraling, many students are forced to stay in cramped accommodations.

The government has planned to spend Rs 150 crore on a gala opening and closing ceremony which includes Rs 5 crore being paid to Oscar winner A R Rahman for the theme music.

Rs 40 crore will be spent to lease a helium blimp - a big balloon the gas.

The blimp which will so far be used for the opening ceremony, will have lights and cameras mounted on it. Thought it will be removed after the opening ceremony, there will be more costs if it is to be used for the closing ceremony.

Students of Hindu College, Kirori Mal, Ramjas, Hansraj and Daulat Ram colleges were asked to vacate their hostel rooms as soon as their exams got over in May. More than 3,000 undergraduate students of Delhi University have lost their hostel rooms due to the Games.

Will you call this wastage of money or well used money?

Why students have to suffer, its Governments fault?


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