Saturday, April 24, 2010

CWG Volunteers find it hard with Organizing Committee

Allegations are that they are not ready with security arrangements and even the infrastructure is yet to be put in place. But the organizing committee for the 2010 Commonwealth Games seems unperturbed about such details.

It seems that matters like arranging adequate toilets for the athletes and getting volunteers for managing the games are issues, which are yet to be addressed. The committee aims to get 30,000 volunteers from different walks of life to organize the mega sporting event. Out of the total 30,000 volunteers more than 5,000 were to be students...

However, scholars from the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) from where the majority of student volunteers have to come are threatening to pull out, alleging that out of the 5,915 students who got themselves registered, more than 1,000 have not been informed about the timings or dates for the interview.

They claimed that confusing SMSs are being sent to students, who have already given the interviews. Apart from this, names of registered students are also allegedly missing from the lists.

Vibhor Anand, a third year law student, who also heads a volunteer team said, "The interviews are conducted in the most unprofessional manner. I have already given the interview but I got an SMS on Wednesday that my interview is scheduled for Thursday. When I enquired, they told me that I have filled the form twice. However, I have not done so."

The first batch of around 2,000 students has already been interviewed between March 23rd and April 5th.