Thursday, November 26, 2009

CWG opening, closing ceremonies will be a big event will cost around Rs. 84 Crores

India will spend Rs 84 crore in conducting the grand opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Sports Ministry said today.

Replying to a question at the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Sports Pratik Prakashbapu Patil said the theme and concept of the opening ceremony has been finalized while the same process is on for the closing ceremony.

"Rs 84 crore approximately has been earmarked for the two ceremonies in the budget of the Organizing Committee CWG Delhi 2010," Patil told the Lok Sabha.

"The concept and theme for the opening ceremony has been finalized. The theme and concept for the closing ceremony is in an advanced stage of finalization. The operational details are being developed by the Organizing Committee," he added.