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2000 volunteers to take care of guests during SAF Games

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Sports Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 4: Around 2000 volunteers will work round the clock in Guwahati to provide all necessary helps to the players and officials during the forthcoming 12th SAF Games which will be jointly hosted by Guwahati and Shillong from February 5. The training programmes for the volunteers will kick off on Wednesday.

Talking to The Sentinel today Nityanda Borkakoti, the Director of the Volunteers Functiol Area, said, “ In any major event, volunteers play an important role and we will try to train them in best possible way so that during the SAF Games visitors and local people don’t face any kind of problem.”

It’s expected that around 2700 volunteers will be required for Guwahati and Shillong during the Games

The enrolment of volunteers for the Games is almost completed . Apart from few voluntary organizations like NCC, Bharat Scout and Guides, good number of students from the different colleges of Guwahati will be the part of this volunteers programme. General, venue-specific and role specific training will be given to them which will eble the volunteers to perform their assigned duties competently during the Games.

Commenting on the role of the volunteers Borkakoti said, “Most number of volunteers will be appointed in the different stadiums where the matches will be held. Apart from athletes and officials, the volunteers will also assist the spectators who will come to watch the competitions. Volunteers will also be appointed in the different hotels which will be used to provide accommodation to players and officials.”

He further added, “ In the forthcoming South Asian Games, most of the participants will be from foreign tions. So we don’t want to make any compromise in reliability and punctuality of the volunteers. Special thrust will be given on those areas during the training programme.”

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