Oscar winner A R Rahman launched the theme song for Commonwealth
Games 2010 on Monday.
The Group of Minister (GoM) on the Games had approved the song at a
meeting on Sunday after it heard the song.
"We discussed the theme song among ourselves and A R Rahman, (Film
Director) Shyam Benegal and (Producer) Bharat Bala. The GoM has
approved the theme song in principle", Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy, who heads the GoM, had said after the meeting
He also made it clear there is no change in schedule and said there
should not be any concern over some delays in meeting deadlines in
the readiness of the stadia to host the events.
Asked whether significance should be attached to the meeting since
it came a day after Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh had met him
for the first time as GoM chief, Reddy said, "We did take stock of
various matters and are satisfied on pace of progress."
"Primarily the focus is on delivery of the Games and preparation of
the various items required for the opening ceremony," he added.
The GoM was meeting for the first time after alleged corruption and
financial irregularities rocked the Games and against the backdrop
of missed deadlines for the readiness of several stadia in the