Gill attacks Premji's comment on CWG

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 30 August 2010, 03:02 Hrs
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Gill attacks Premji's comment on CWG
Bangalore: The leaders of Indian industries should come forward and rise for the support sportsmen, said the Minister of Sports M S Gill, reacting to Azim Premji's statement that investment on events like the Commonwealth Games (CWG) is a waste of money.

In a recent article, Premji had said the thousand of money being spent on Games, could have been used for developing the infrastructure of schools and the poor parts of the country like Bihar. The country needs to know what the private sector has done about sportsmen who have lead the country with distinction, said Gill.

Gill also mentioned about companies like Tata Steel, who were presented 'Rashtriya Khel Protsahana Puruskar' for their contribution in development of sport in the country. Gill said that the government has decided to give awards to those companies which invest in promotion of sports.

Meanwhile, Gill refused to comment on the stadiums of Common Wealth Games. "Prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh had visited some of the stadiums and his office has issued a statement I have nothing more to add," he said.

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