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Top Stadia Open Doors to Students!!

Posted by rajat On January - 8 - 2012

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

More Race For Delhi in 2012

Posted by admin On October - 8 - 2011

Buddh International Circuit which will be hosting its first ever Formula One Grand Prix in October though it is still waiting to get the Grade A certification but the venue has already been chosen for another motor race in 2011.

Buddh International Circuit or also known as BIC has been added in the roster for one of the 20 events that will be held from October 26 to 28 in 2012 as according to the schedule released on Formula One’s website.

As according to Askari H Zaidi, the senior vice president of Jaypee Sports India Limited told that the FIA inspection team was very much satisfied with the quality of BIC track and the work progress that the circuit was included for next year’s Grand Prix. According to Formula One calendar, there will be a total of 20 races for 2012, where the first race will be held in Melbourne, Australia from March 15 to 18. Another circuit will also be developed in US for next year.

The race circuit should get clearance before 60 days or preferably 90 days before the event as per the guideline of FIA. The exceptions can be made in case of a new circuit as last year the Korean Grand Prix was given Grade-A certification just 10 days before the event. Zaidi stated that “FIA team judges the progress of work and only then fixes the date near the event otherwise they disapprove. “ JPSI has request for some 1,100 police personnel for providing security to visitors outside the circuit for the first Indian Grand Prix to be held from October 28 to 30 this year.