11 August, 2008

At last.....

It has taken 27 years for a country like India to strike gold in Olympics. Last time it was the hockey team in 1980 under the captaincy of Baskaran. She has been striving hard and keeping the pace in many other fields. But not in Olympics. First my hearty congratulations to Abhinav Bindra for striking gold. It should be the individual’s great talent and determination which should have brought him so far.

Having grown up in a country like India, I know how difficult it is to come up to that level. When the whole country follows Cricket as a religion, it is a shame that other sporting activities are not given the due importance. I congratulate Abhinav for carrying on whatever he was doing, overcoming obstacles and winning the gold in Olympics. I am sure he is going to be a household name in India. Let many youngsters from many other developing countries follow his footstep in achieving success.


Jeevan said...

I agree. Comparing cricket, there is no more games given much importance in India. good encouragement will bring more talented youngsters into light.

The picture is quite fairytale! :)

Balaji S Rajan said...

I hate the publicity for Cricket. It is high time the Government encourages other sports as well. Thanks for your comments about the picture.