Delhi’s decision to host the Commonwealth proves even more fruitful for colleges and other organization. Now your college or organization can host a sporting event at the same venue where some 71 Commonwealth countries competed for the top position in various sports in 2010.
The state-of-the-art stadiums which costed thousands of crores of rupees to built for the 2010 commonwealth Games is not available for government schools, colleges and universities for a nominal price of R1,000 per day to host various sporting events. .
According to the ‘Come and Play Scheme’, colleges, schools, universities and even corporate who want to use these world-class stadiums will be available.
Ajay Maken, the Union sports minister said “After opening up of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) stadia to students and people at large earlier this year, we are now opening them for schools, colleges, universities and corporates for sports activities.“ The stadia will also be available to registered societies, clubs and sports associations.
Coaches for different sports has been deployed to different venues as according to their field, so sports fans can have access to the SAI stadiums in Delhi.
The Union sports minister, Ajay Maken also stated that “The initial response of the Come and Play scheme has been really good. Around 13,000 sports enthusiasts are availing this scheme and we think this world-class sports infrastructure should be accessible to whosoever needs it.“
Various colleges, schools and organization can start booking for Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, SPM Swimming Pool Complex, Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium and Indira Gandhi Stadium on a per day basis. Though high fees would be charged to private colleges, sporting clubs, registered societies and corporate, along with extra charges for ACs, sports light, water and electricity but these stadiums would be free for government educational institutes.
Maken said ‘“There will be wear and tear even if the stadia are not utilised. This way, at least amateurs will be able to use the equipment.’ The weight-lifting auditorium at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium will be the only venue that will be opened for non-sporting activities. Its tariffs and other conditions are yet to be decided.
News Source : Hindustan Times