It has been decided that the day of the closing ceremony would be declared a public holiday — at least in universities and schools across the city.
Chairperson of Organizing Committee for Commonwealth Games 2010 Suresh Kalmadi said, ‘‘The opening ceremony, scheduled for October 3, is on a Sunday. But the day of the closing ceremony on October 14 is not a holiday. So, we’ve had discussions with the Delhi government and decided that the day would be declared a holiday — for college and schools students at least — as the games are youth-oriented.’’
What would add to the fun is the fact that colleges and schools would have their autumn break at that time.