By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Feb 5: It’s order that makes all the difference! Guwahati is quite different today, as though things are going on in a grueling sequence of exercises. The reason? The symbol of peace, progress and coordition – South Asian Games – was kick-started by Prime Minister rendra Modi in Guwahati, projected as the gateway to South Asia, today.
All events are taking place in sync with their related ones, in military precision. Various stadia where the events of the Games will take place are brightly lit, so are the places and roads near them.
It’s difficult to believe for many that it is the same Guwahati that was known for haphazardness. The arrangement made by the Kamrup (M) district administration, the traffic magers and the deployment of personnel made by the police in the city make every city dweller to feel the difference. While roads are lit bright with street lights in either side of the flyover at Ganeshguri and on dividers at other places in the city, hotels and restaurants are doing brisk business by attending to visitors. Businessmen are the busiest ones in the city to cater to the needs of the visitors, including athletes and other players who have gathered in the city from various South Asian Countries. As many as 3,333 players and officials accompanying them have come to the Games from the South Asian tions.
Binoy Deka, a Guwahatian, said: “We’re proud of South Asian Games being played here. We’ve a new look of Guwahati, both in appearance and in activities on the part of the magers. We can surely make stride towards development if the State Government and the magers of the administration can keep this look up forever.”