Commonwealth Games will be a turning point for India, says Sharma

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New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): Secretary General of the 53-nation Commonwealth, Kamalesh Sharma, on Monday said that the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in the national capital is already a big achievement, but would become after the Games are over besides being the turning point for India as a nation.

Talking to the top brass of the Organizing Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi at its headquarters, Sharma said: "I am glad I came here. Of course, one has a theoretical view that these things must be very complex, but it is only when you visit a place where things are being done that the magnitude of the task really hits you."

"I wish you all strength and success. I am sure it will be a Games that India is going to be proud of and the Commonwealth, too," he added.

Meanwhile, Organizing Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi Chairman Suresh Kalmadi and his team briefed Sharma on the progress made.

Kalmadi said it was an honour to have the Commonwealth Secretary-General in the headquarters of the 2010 Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee.

"I am glad you were present at the launch of the Queen's Baton Relay 2010 Delhi in Buckingham Palace and we count on your support," Kalmadi told Sharma. (ANI)

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