Guwahati, Jan 18 : The third edition of Khelo India Youth Games, underway at Guwahati, has earned the distinction of being the country’s first ‘digital games’ by going completely paperless. All processes of the Games have been done on a high-tech digital platform, official sources said here.
Representatives from each state were given a unique ID, allowing them to create a username and password to update details of all their athletes, officials and volunteers. “It was an elaborate and fool-proof process, not giving any scope for confusion or chaos; this ensured that a gigantic event like the KIYG began without any heartburn and is being organised without any hitch,” the sources added. Elaborating, Sandip Pradhan, the Director General of the Sports Authority of India, said.
“It wasn’t simply about registering over 10,000 people here. We shortlisted every contingent and every individual got a confirmation on the portal itself.”
“In addition, each person involved in the Games received an SMS too, confirming their participation, their hotel reservations and their air tickets. Details regarding local transport in Guwahati too was also shared via SMS,” he added.
The Khelo Games took up this initiative to make it an environmentally-friendly event. It wasn’t just state representatives that were involved. National Sports Federations, the School Games Federation of India and the Central Board of Secondary Education too nominated their athletes for various individual games on the portal.
They also nominated the technical officials for their own games, just like the local Assam state association nominated the volunteers for the competition. At the click of the mouse, basic information of every Khelo India athletes, including their eligibility, their performance history has now become part of a screened record. The same IDs can be used for registering participants for future Khelo India Youth Games too, making everybody’s task that much simpler. (UNI)