National Games: Student volunteers to get grace marks

Sunday, Oct 5, 2014,21:09 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Students who will be deployed as volunteers for the 35th National Games may get grace marks in lieu of their services during the fortnight long games period. Students who volunteer to be part of the National Games is also to get attendance for their days of involvement in the Games.
The National Games Facilitation Committee convened under the Chairmanship of Education Minister P K Abdu Rabb has considered these proposals. The minister said the proposals will be placed before the cabinet, for approval. The committee has also decided to provide special uniforms to the student facilitators. The facilitators will be chosen from organizations like NSS,
NCC and the Bharat Scouts & Guides functioning at various schools. Services of a taskforce of 150 to 400 facilitators will be required in each of the thirty plus venues of the 35th National Games that is scheduled to be held from January 31 to February 14 2015 across seven districts in Kerala, it is estimated. The National Games Organizing Committee is also planning to introduce complementary travel in KSRTC buses for volunteers to various destinations during the games period.
The upgraded National Games website www.kerala2015.com will be the hub that hosts various online IT modules of the Games management system besides being the depository of much of the static and dynamic information and news of and around the Games. The new multipurpose portal that has been Live since the past two months, will be officially launched with the inauguration of the online registration of the Games Facilitators later this month, official sources said today.
About 10000 volunteers are expected to register through the portal for selection to be part of the Games workforce. Also due for launch, in November, is the online accreditation of various participants to the Games, including athletes, managers, technical officials and members of Sports Federations and Indian Olympic Association. Accreditation data of 25000 to 30000 participants will be entered, approved and updated online.
Accreditation cards will be given to them when they arrive in Kerala. The participating teams will have to be registered by the respective State Olympic Associations. Media representatives from across the country will also have to accredit themselves through the website. All other components of the Information and Communication Technology solution being built for the Games will also be integrated with the portal, the most important of which will be the Results management module.
Event results and scorecards, rankings, medal tallies, standings, etc. are to be updated dynamically on the site during the progress of the Games. There will also be direct links to sharing sites such as YouTube, for easy access of Games’ related images and videos. The portal will also be equipped to provide Live Feeds to Social Networking Sites like Facebook and Twitter.