On the occasion of India’s 75th Independence Day, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal once again reiterated his dream of hosting the Olympics in the national capital. According to a news agency, PTI, the CM said that his government will prepare to present the case [to host the Olympics] after 2047 and make sure to take Delhi to such a level.
In his Independence Day speech on Sunday, Kejriwal congratulated India’s Olympic medallists for their notable performance at the Tokyo Olympics this year, with the country bagging seven medals in the multi-sports event. While addressing the athletes, he said that India needs to prepare to win ’70 medals’ in the times to come.
Kejriwal also spoke about the Delhi Sports University set up by his government, which is not only for athletes from the national capital but for the entire country. He called upon all the athletes to avail the facilities.
Earlier this year in March, too, the CM had made a similar comment indicating that it is the Delhi government’s dream to host the 2048 Olympics. For that, he would approach the central government along with the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). But to grab this opportunity, the development of world-class stadiums, sports clubs, infrastructure, and other necessities need to be created beforehand. Only then can Delhi bid for the 2048 Olympics.
On the special occasion of Independence Day, Kejriwal also declared the rollout of the ‘Deshbhakti Curriculum’ framework which is drawn on three primary goals, “Knowledge, Values, and Behavior,”, and seeks to include patriotism-based studies in the syllabus.