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Jamia begins spadework for Games 2010

Jaya Shroff  New Delhi, May 19, 2007
First Published: 03:13 IST(20/5/2007) | Last Updated: 03:14 IST(20/5/2007)

Jamia Millia Islamia has started working towards revamping its infrastructure for the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2010 after it was selected as a training venue for games like lawn bowls, rugby 7s, and table tennis. President of Indian Olympics Games Association Suresh Kalmadi informed the college authorities about the decision on Thursday.

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Although the funds have not been granted yet, the initial planning has already begun. According to university authorities, groundwork has begun. “The existing cricket ground will be used for rugby, the indoor stadium will be devoted to table tennis and the football grounds will be renovated for lawn bowls,” said Noor Muhammad, sports co-ordinator, JMI.

“There is a long list of requirements for the Games, which include changing rooms, cafeteria, physical fitness, Internet facilities, conference hall etc,” said Noor Muhammad. Since these are going to be permanent structures, the university is cautiously moving ahead with the planning.

Admission process under sports quota starts from Monday at university Admissions under sports category to undergraduate and postgraduate non-professional courses at Jamia Millia Islamia are going to start from Monday, or 21.05.2007. Application forms can be collected from and submitted to the office of the Games & Sports, Jamia Millia Islamia, latest by July 6, 2007. The final list of selected candidates will be displayed on July 30, 2007. For further inquiries, call 26981717, 26984075 (extension. 1795) JS

email author: jaya.shroff@hindustantimes.com

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