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All efforts on for successful Commonwealth Games: Patil

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday said all efforts will be made to ensure that the Commonwealth Games are successfully conducted in the national capital later this year.

‘The country is hosting the prestigious 19th Commonwealth Games in October 2010. Preparations for the event are at an advanced stage. Every effort will be made to ensure a befitting and successful conduct of the Games,’ Patil said while addressing a joint session of both houses of parliament on the opening day of the budget session.

Authorities have repeatedly come under heavy criticism for delay in preparations for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, which are scheduled to take place Oct 3-14.

‘The Commonwealth Games 2010 will be covered in High Definition format by Doordarshan for the first time,’ Patil added.

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