Monday, June 15, 2009

Athletics seminar begins in Hyderabad

The seminar of technical officials of athletics was formally inaugurated by Pullela Gopi Chand, former All England badminton champion, at Gachibowli Stadium here on Sunday.

Maurice Nicholas, secretary-general of Asian Athletics Association, Kripal Singh, chairman, Technical Committee (exams) and C.K. Valson, chairman of technical committee (conduct) were among those present on the occasion.

About 200 Athletics Federation of India (AFI) technical officials are participating in the five-day seminar-cum-workshop. These officials would be graded once again according to their efficiency and performance.

Gopi lauded the initiative of the organizing committee of 2010 Commonwealth Games in conducting the seminar which should only help India showcase its organizational skills for the 2010 Games in a big way.

“These seminars help to fine tune our skills on the organizational front and we hope that the Games would be the best-ever sporting event in India,” he said.

Dr. Singh in his welcome address said that the seminar aimed at enlightening the delegates about the various aspects of organizing the athletics events in a professional manner.