The Commonwealth Games Organising Committee on Friday launched its volunteer programme 'Delhi United' aimed at recruiting 30,000 youngsters for the mega event in New Delhi next year.
OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi launched the programme and unveiled its logo at a ceremony attended by a host of officials, including Sports Secretary Sindhushree Khullar and India's lone individual Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra, in New Delhi.
The volunteers, to be recruited from all over the country, will be imparted training in various functional aspects related to the hosting of the Games, scheduled October 3 to 14.
Five categories of volunteers -- senior citizens, professionals, homemakers, differently abled and international -- were registered during the programme.
To facilitate easy registration of the volunteers, a special interactive web portal cwgdelhi2010.Org/delhiunited was also launched by Kalmadi.
Kalmadi said the volunteers would be the backbone of the successful holding of the Games as they would be the ones who would interact with the athletes and officials in various aspects of the mega event.