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Ms. Gursharan Kaur, wife of PM of India, visited special registration stall in winter carnival of IASOWA at Nehru Park
Registrations for Delhi 2010 Volunteer Programme in full swing

Over 18,000 applications for registration of volunteers for Delhi 2010 received since the launch of Delhi United

New Delhi, December 13: Delhi showed its continuing enthusiasm for ‘Delhi United’, the Volunteer Programme of the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi when visitors in large numbers showed their interest to register for the programme on Sunday at the I.C.S/ I.A.S Wives Association (IASOWA) Winter Carnival at Nehru Park, New Delhi.

Ms. Gursharan Kaur, wife of Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, inaugurated the carnival and visited the Delhi United stalls where she met Shera, the mascot of Delhi 2010 and interacted with officials of the Games. She showed keen interest in the Volunteer Programme.

The Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi (OC CWG Delhi 2010) had set up two stalls with computer terminals to facilitate registrations for Delhi United. Delhi United newsletter and information about Delhi United was shared at the stalls.

OC CWG Delhi 2010 aims to make Delhi United accessible to as many people as possible and to get people to register for this programme.

Delhi United was launched by OC CWG Delhi 2010 at its headquarters on 4 December 2009. A special interactive web portal (www.cwgdelhi2010.org/delhiunited) was also launched. Interested citizens can log on to the website and fill the registration form online. The site offers complete information on the volunteer programme besides puzzles, quizzes and games.

Delhi United aims to recruit 30,000 volunteers who will be the ‘face’ of the Games and will actively support various functional areas at the Games next year. Delhi United aims to encourage every citizen, regardless of age, religion and occupation to participate in making the Games the best ever. Delhi United will leave behind an invaluable legacy of trained technical and non-technical volunteers. It will offer the volunteers an opportunity to gain invaluable skills, enhance their interest in and knowledge of Olympic sports, work with an international team of experts and build lasting friendships with people from across the world.