The volunteers were incredibly friendly, helpful, and always smiling. As their nickname – the little green lotus – suggests, they were the face, soul and heart of the Games. They always wore a smile on their faces and were always willing to help.
The tally of 100-plus medals in the Games appears impressive and brings forth plenty of cheer. However, this should not make us blind to the fact that we are still way behind international standards in most events.
Prannoy alleged that the officials of the state sports department or the KBSA did not even bother to send him a congratulatory message when he won a medal at the BWF World Championships 2023 held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in August.
On Thursday, moments after winning a maiden gold medal in mixed doubles at the continental showpiece, the veteran India squash player called on all the mothers to overcome the feeling of guilt and take time off to follow their dreams.