Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Delhi 2010 venues get a thumbs up from Chefs de Mission

Chefs de Mission from Commonwealth Games Associations, currently visiting Delhi to assess the preparedness for the forthcoming XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi, expressed enormous satisfaction at the progress made at the Games Village and other venues.

Mr. Abdul Halil, Chef de Mission from Malaysia said, “I am confident that Delhi will organise excellent Commonwealth Games. At the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, work is going on, but I am sure that everything will be ready in time. In India the work in progress is very impressive.”

Chefs de Mission visited Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex, Games Village, Indira Gandhi Sports Complex and the Rugby 7 venue at Delhi University. At the Games Village, the delegates were shown a set of furnished apartments, where they got to see the facilities that would be provided to visiting athletes and officials during the Games time.

Chef de Mission Mr. Neville Fenton from Antigua said, “I am very impressed with the facilities, which we have seen at different venues, for the Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010. Surely it is going to be a lovely Games, and we will love to be a part of it. Here at the Games Village, the arrangements are fine."

One of the Chefs de Mission, Mr.Paul Huddlestone from Jersey said, “We visited the Jawawahar Lal Nehru stadium in the morning, and now we are at the Games Village. It appears good and in shape. Work is going on for the final touch up, and definitely these are quality facilities for the Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010.”

Chefs de Mission from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories have gathered in New Delhi for a three day seminar to take a first-hand experience and to familiarise themselves with India’s preparedness in hosting the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi from October 3-14.

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