Nice work Khade.I know how sick it is to be a sportman in India.In a few yers time all your competitors who gave up coz they sucked in comparision to you will have jobs in some high flying IT firm while you have just this medal to show for your results. I wish we could divert some of the money wasted in scams and help people like Khade who have worked their back sides off for the sake of the countires dying sports image.
priority for most of the Indians is roti,kapda aur makan. when there is no assurance for it, they may not risk a career and their livlyhood in short term and all risk career in sports.
until every boy or girl will be able to get a decently paying job without much difficulty, and much influence with an average academic grade and able to get through without any competetive exams, their attemts at sports will only be only for pleasure or as hobby.
they will slog to get rank to get through the engineering, medicine entrance examinations, CA, MBA etc, get top grades and get a firm foothold in their career and a lead a decent life. the sports come to them later and is low in priority.
the only method to get some success and attention in international athetics and other games is for government to identify those from the age group 7-9, provide them decent food, lodging, medical and mentor's care, education upto graduate level, beside coaching for which the children have aptitude. and an assured career for the students who complete the years with the training and education whether they succeed academically and in sports or not.
I find no other alternative to it. spending 1000s of crore in conducting international games in India will not help. it is a sure method to squander resources.
I agee with you Mr.Khade..China,Japan or the US makes huge investments in sports infrastructure,provide best facilities to its athelets,that is why they are super powers..we need to gear up..I heartily congratulate all sports personalities who could bag medals and brought laurels to the country...