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UK students to work as volunteers during Commonwealth Games

Tuesday, 9 March 2010 - 9:12pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI
The Organising Committee, Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi and Sheffield Hallam University signed an agreement for 30 student volunteers to work from October 3 to 14 in the press operations area.

Thirty students from the UK will be among the 30,000-strong volunteer force for the Commonwealth Games in October this year.
     
The Organising Committee, Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi and Sheffield Hallam University today signed an agreement for 30 student volunteers to work from October 3 to 14 in the press operations area of the mega event.
     
These students will be selected from Sheffield Hallam University's media and journalism courses and will be part of the pool of 30,000 volunteers, a press statement said today.
     
The agreement follows the success of a similar project at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, when Sheffield Hallam students worked with the press team and were the only Europeans among 16,000 volunteers. Sheffield Hallam is also working in partnership with the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympics.
     
Suresh Kalmadi, chairman of the Organising Committee (OC), said a state-of-the-art main press centre and International Broadcasting Centre and other facilities are being planned for more than 5,000 media representatives.
     
"The volunteers are going to be the face of the Games and we welcome the Sheffield Hallam volunteers to the Organising Committee's fold. We hope they will enjoy the experience of working at the Games in Delhi," he said.


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