Jamia Millia Islamia gearing up for Commonwealth Games

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New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia is gearing up to play an important role during the Commonwealth Games to be held in October 2010.

Jamia is going to be a venue for practice sessions of Rugby 7′s and Table Tennis and has consequently upgraded its games and sports facilities for the Oct 3-14 Games.

Jamia’s students are also volunteering to help during the Commonwealth Games. Once the Commonwealth Games are over, the students of the university will enjoy these upgraded sports facilities, which match international standards, the university said in a statement.

‘There is a lot of excitement in the Jamia campus about the Commonwealth Games and the University community is looking forward to playing an important role in the event,’ the university said.

The university will accommodate 700 guests on campus for which it has received funds from the government to upgrade its existing hostel facilities and infrastructure.

This infrastructure will be a permanent asset for the university since this falls under the category of ‘legacy infrastructure’ which means that once the games are over, they become the assets of the university and will be used by students.

Two new hostels (one for boys and one for girls) are being built for the purpose. The attempt of the university is to make sure that part of the new hostels are ready by September so that students do not face any disturbance in their academic calendar.

The university will remain closed from October 1-15 in the coming academic session.

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