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Cupid calls aplenty at the Games OC

Ever since the Commonwealth Games headquarters moved into the new building on Jai Singh Road, more than 60 boys and girls, out of a total workforce of 1,500, have tied the knot, while around 200 have got engaged.

other Updated: Sep 29, 2010 23:11 IST
Sharad Deep

Marriages are made in heaven, but solemnised in the Organising Committee.

Ever since the Commonwealth Games headquarters moved into the new building on Jai Singh Road, more than 60 boys and girls, out of a total workforce of 1,500, have tied the knot, while around 200 have got engaged.

“It's a real love story at the OC office. Boys and girls in the workforce department had enough time to mingle and understand each other well,” said a project officer in the OC on condition of anonymity.

“We cannot give you the exact figures, but since I am involved with the workforce, I have a fair idea of such love affairs and marriages. Our motto is to spread the message of love and affection through the Games and perhaps it's an offshoot of that,” he joked.

Pranay, who refused to disclose the name of his better half, said his job in the workforce department had helped him get a life partner. “I had never imagined my life would take such a turn. I feel it's destiny, and I am very happy.”

He added that closeness at workplace generates natural affection, and, like any other workplace, a lot of men and women had bonded while working for the Games. “There has been so much of criticism of the OC, but for many of us, it's become a perfect place to realise our marriage dreams,” he added.

Games volunteer Esha Sharma, who recently tied the knot with Supratik Mishra, said, “When opposite sexes meet anywhere, it is bound to happen.”

Some other volunteers too termed their stint with OC as a perfect chance to get to know their 'love'. “Life changes when you meet someone special. It happened to me also when I met this smart guy here and after a few weeks we knew we were meant to be together. Hence, we got engaged,” says Roshni, who now plans to get married in January.

Her friend Shalini also lights up while talking about another colleague at the OC. “He is quite smart, intelligent and charming. So far he hasn't proposed to me, but I am sure he will soon. I would love to have him as my future hubby,” she sighs. It's certainly love-all at the Games.