Staff Reporter

`Get ready to make Commonwealth Games a grand success'

  • `Playing host to the Commonwealth Games is a matter of pride for Delhi'
  • Presents award at the end of the two-day Annual Bhagidari Utsav

    NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday exhorted all stakeholders of "Bhagidari" to strengthen the movement to provide a formidable confederation of dedicated citizen groups, which would render constructive contribution in making the Commonwealth Games-2010 a grand success.

    Speaking at the award ceremony at the end of the two-day Annual Bhagidari Utsav-2007 at Pragati Maidan, Ms. Dikshit also called upon people to get ready to meet the challenge of holding the important international sports event.

    She said that playing host to the Games is a matter of pride for Delhi and underlined the need for all the "Bhagidars'' - partners - in the venture to ensure its success.


    While referring to the first Delhi Human Development Report-2006 released by her Government, she described it as a pioneering effort in social audit and partnership for progress.

    "We intend to build up on the basis of the identified human development goals with constructive support of Bhagidari initiative,'' she added.

    During the award ceremony, the Delhi Sainik Cooperative House Building Society Limited Sainik Vihar and Green View Apartments Residents' Welfare Association Hari Nagar were presented the first prize of Rs.1-lakh each while the Welfare Society Saket, Dilshad Colony RWA, Vasant Kunj RWA and Jangpura Extension RWA were awarded the second prize of Rs.50,000 each for their valued contribution in making public services more meaningful in their respective colonies.

    Three RWAs were presented the third Best Citizen Group Award of Rs.25,000 each and 13 RWAs, Mohalla Sudhar Samities and Market Trader Associations were awarded certificates of commendation. Another 14 societies received appreciation for their good work.