The 1994 Commonwealth Games were held in Victoria , in the province of British Columbia in Canada for the fourth time. The games marked South Africa 's return to the Commonwealth Games following the apartheid era, and over 30 years since the country last competed in the Games in 1958 . Namibia made its Games debut. It was also Hong Kong 's last appearance at the games before the transfer of sovereignty from Britain to China . Sixty-three nations sent 2,557 athletes and 914 officials. 
The opening ceremony was directed by Ganapathy Bharat , known commonly as Bharat Bala , an acclaimed Tamil film director, screenwriter and film producer based in Kodambakkam, Chennai . The ceremony featured over 8,000 performers, and lasted for two-and-a-half hours.  It is estimated that ₹ billion (US$77 million) were spent to produce the ceremony.  The ceremony was divided into six separate segments, each showcasing the rich, ancient and diverse cultures of India, including art, traditions, dances, music and colours.
I am in support of CCSS because it holds all students to the same standard so that no child is left behind. My teachers implementation to the common core has been a smooth one, thanks to the lesson plan templates we created with standards in drop down menus for our lesson planning. Many schools have also adopted this format of lesson planning because it helps all teachers (Science, History, SS, etc) work together and stay on the same page when it comes to planning lessons with the CCSS and helps them keep their focus on informational text. Our lesson plan can be found on and also on Teachers Pay Teacher by Stars-Edu