Monday, July 27, 2009

CGF OKs Delhi's preparations for Games

Commonwealth Games Federation (CWGF) chairman Mike Fennel Tuesday met Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and expressed satisfaction with the preparations of the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) that are scheduled to take place in the national capital.

Delhi is doing extremely well to make the ensuing Commonwealth Games a grand success, Fennel stated after a meeting with Dikshit at the Delhi Secretariat.

Fennel said he is satisfied with all the preparations and confident that all ongoing projects would be completed on time.

The main purpose of the meeting was to review ongoing preparations for the ensuing 2010 CWG. Indian Olympic Association President and Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi accompanied Fennel.

Fennel wanted to know about the training programmes for the volunteers, cultural events to be organized during CW Games and availability of accommodation for visitors. He stated that the city of Delhi would definitely be benefited with the CW Games and solid preparations are on in Delhi and added that he has seen a presentation on 'Look of the City during games' which is quite satisfactory.

The chief minister informed that banners and other games related publicity material would be displayed on various routes from the airport to different venues from January 2010 onwards.

Fennel stated that security is a matter of concern for all countries and informed that a General Assembly Meeting of participating Commonwealth countries is scheduled in October this year. Executive members of the CWGF would also participate in the meeting.

The participants would also be visiting different venues and ongoing construction sites of stadia.

The Commonwealth Games 2010 Baton Relay would arrive in Delhi September 29, 2010 which would be taken in various localities in the capital city before it reaches the opening venue of the 2010 CWG on October 3, 2010, said an official statement here.

He further stressed upon the need for coordinated efforts between various agencies.

The chief minister gave the status of Bed and Breakfast scheme for visitors which would supplement number of beds required during the Games.

It was also informed that a training centre for volunteers has been identified at Moti Bagh. This centre is centrally air-conditioned with 3000 sq meter floor area. A number of training modules have also been finalized. The volunteers would be deployed from the NSS, NCC, different Universities and Nehru Yuva Kendra, the statement added.