Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Why the goodies? Do not demean Team India's feat

I wish to discuss how I resent the cartloads full of goodies that the government smothers the cricketers with at the slightest opportunity.

Talking about World Cup 2011. Team India did a brilliant job. Exactly. They were doing just that, their job.

We are happy and proud and we love the men in blue, but the God-like reverence seems inane. It seems very cheap and unfair to other worthy professional sectors of our country: farmers, army, navy, police, healthcare workers, teachers and so on that need immediate attention and bureaucratic commitment to meet decades-old demands for better working conditions, easy loans, higher pays. It seems a fickle government that loses hold of its stoic to announce cash awards to the tune of crores, plots in prime locations the country over and a dozen other such lavish goodies to the cricketers at the flimsiest of opportunity possible.

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