Friday, June 18, 2010

City prepared to host grand events like CWG: Sheila

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said the city is prepared to host grand event like Commonwealth Games and ''we are becoming more and more confident with each passing day''. ''The games are only 107 days away. The city has commissioned the entire infrastructure and we are fully prepared to host such a grand event,'' Ms Dikshit said while inaugurating a branch of the Central Bank of India at the CWG Secretariat.

Expressing confidence that the games in Delhi will be a grand success and a memorable international sports event, she said, ''We are becoming more and more confident with each passing day. The infrastructure will become an inseparable part of legacy of the city.'' The new branch would be the 101st branch of the bank. It would cater to the banking needs of Commonwealth Games' Federations, officials, players, visitors and other organising bodies. Union Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena, Chairman, Organising Committee of Commonwealth Games Suresh Kalmadi and CMD, Central Bank S Sreedhar were also present on the occasion.

''All agencies concerned and Commonwealth Games Organising Committee are working in tandem under the able guidance and leadership of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,'' Mr Kalmadi said. Central Bank of India has also decided to provide temporary branches, ATMs and mobile ATM counters during the games.

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