Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Delhiites keen on getting on with the Games now

After being put off by all the mess about the Commonwealth Games, Delhiites now seem to be getting into a 'lets do it' spirit with a whopping 74 per cent respondents expecting Delhi to be a better place to live after the Games.

The key findings culled out from the FICCI CWG survey conducted this month with support of Global Business Operations, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University, revealed that 69 per cent respondents believe the Games has catalysed the development of sports infrastructure in Delhi, which otherwise would not have happened.

Sixty one per cent respondents are of the firm view that CWG will lead to creation of job opportunities in the country. Most working professionals were confident that the event would boost industries like hospitality, tourism, sports goods manufacturers and infrastructure.

Almost 50 per cent of the people said they would go out and watch the Games but were not pleased with the marketing of the event.

Thirty one per cent believed CWG '10 will improve India's positioning as an international investment hub.

On how India will be remembered as a nation post CWG, 29 per cent of the respondents surveyed opined that India will earn the tag of being a good host.

Most of those surveyed held the view that Indian business houses should also contribute to the development of sports talent and sports industry in India.

In the analysis, Delhiites underlined the need to address corruption and unprofessionalism during sport selection; adequate job security to sportsperson; development of sports infrastructure should not be limited to metros and need for proper planning while organising such international events.

The survey drew responses from 321 people in Delhi-NCR region, of which 65 per cent were aged between 17-25 years and 35 per cent were working professionals comprising doctors, professors, state and central government employees, investors, businessmen and managers.

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