Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Public holiday on last day of 2010 Games

The stadia are in various stages of construction, roads are yet to be laid, and training of sports-persons is still in initial stages, but that hasn’t stopped the Organizing Committee (OC) from deciding that the Commonwealth Games 2010 deserves to be enshrined in public memory.

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.


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