Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit along with Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi launched “Shera Mera Dost: Commonwealth in Education Programme” for school children at a function at Sanskriti School in Chanakyapuri here on Friday.
The programme has been conceptualised by the Principals of various schools. It is meant for all schools in Delhi to muster positive energy for the grand success of the Games. The function was organised jointly by the Delhi Government's Department of Art and Culture, Organising Committee and Sanskriti School.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Dikshit observed that nothing is complete without the involvement of young men and women and school children. The programme “Shera Mera Dost” has been prepared to educate school children about the Games and their responsibilities to generate an atmosphere conducive to the success of the international sporting event.
She elaborated that five mantras would prove to be helpful in making the Games a grand success. They are: “Come out to Watch, Come out to Play, Come out to Smile, Come out to Enjoy and Come out to Welcome.”
Ms. Dikshit said the Capital is ready to host an international sport event which is just 30 days away. Mr. Kalmadi said the Commonwealth Games will promote sports in the country. He added that all sports-related infrastructure is in place and requested the students to render their constructive support.
Euphoria lead singer Palash Sen gave a live performance of the Dilli Meri Jaan song.