Volunteers scheme for 2010 Commonwealth Games launched

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New Delhi, Dec 5 (ANI): The 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) organising committee launched a volunteers' scheme for the prestigious event here on Friday.

Launching the scheme, (CWG) Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi said regular training classes would begin for the volunteers shortly.

"The Commonwealth Games is the biggest event we are having in India so far. We have Asian games years before, before many of you have born. So, you are going to volunteer and participate in the Commonwealth Games, which is going to bring honour to the country and bring honour to the city. So, you all are going to be the spirit of the game. And from now onwards, you will have regular training classes," he said.

Kalmadi also launched a website for the volunteers.

"The Commonwealth Games volunteers programme has been kicked off and I congratulate each one of the volunteers who are going to be the backbone of the successful conduct of the games. I wish them lot of fun and great luck. It has been a great opportunity for them also to meet people from all across the world," said Olympic shooting gold medallist Abhinav Bindra.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games will be India's first major international sports event after the 1982 Asian Games.

Delhi bagged the contract for commonwealth games after beating the Canadian city Hamilton in the bid for rights to host the games.

The Games will be staged in India for the first time and in Asia for the second time. (ANI)

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