61 athletes from Delhi to compete in Commonwealth Games

A total of 61 athletes from the national capital will compete for medals in different disciplines in the Commonwealth Games, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit announced on Sunday.

Last Updated: Aug 15, 2010, 19:44 PM IST

New Delhi: A total of 61 athletes from the
national capital will compete for medals in different
disciplines in the Commonwealth Games, Chief Minister Sheila
Dikshit announced on Sunday.

"We are hoping that they will bring laurels to the city
with their outstanding performances," Dikshit said after
unfurling the tricolour during the Independence Day
celebrations here.

Allaying apprehension about the preparations, the Chief
Minister assured that the fortnight-long event from October 3
to 14 will be the finest in the history of the Games despite
the controversies surrounding it.

Dikshit also exhorted people to render all possible
contribution in making the Games a great success. "We have
already given a facelift to the city to give a pleasing
atmosphere to the visitors, we must be ready to give them a
warm welcome with our civic sense," she said.

Dikshit said the mega event had given an opportunity to
her government to enhance the existing infrastructure in the
city. "The Games have given us an opportunity to undertake a
large number of developmental projects."

"The city government is close to commission the
first-ever elevated road from the Games Village to the
Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, the main venue of the Commonwealth
Games and a ring road by-pass, which are marvellous pieces of
the modern architecture," she said.

PTI