Shera, the mascot of the Commonwealth Games 2010, met Delhi University aspirants on Friday. With admissions process for various courses of Delhi University starting, Shera was there on the spot cheering students and visitors.
The mascot attracted the attention of all visitors to the university, a majority them students who were appearing for admission tests and are applying for various courses
"The Commonwealth Games is taking place in our Delhi. So we are very happy, about this. It is good to see that Shera is publicising the Commonwealth Games," said Rahul Chaudhary, a student.
As part of the promotion of the CWG, the organising committee will conduct a quiz competition based on the commonwealth games and the mascot, Shera, will try to lighten the atmosphere through out the form sale period, May 28 to June 11, said CWG officials.
“We want to relieve the students of the pressure they are under and create a friendly atmosphere. Simultaneously, we also want to create awareness about Shera and the games. Though most students of Delhi know about the games, those outside Delhi are not really aware of it so we are trying to familiarise them,” said an Assistant Project Officer of the organising committee.
Students took a break from the form-filling process and participated in the quiz contest. Questions such as “When and when were the first CWG held?” and “What are the two colours of CWG?” were answered by students. One lucky student would be awarded each day with a goodie bag.
Aimed at humouring the students, Shera, entertained some of them as they posed and clicked pictures with the mascot of the CWG.
Shera made his first appearance at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2006 in Melbourne, where it was declared the mascot of the XIX Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi in October 2010.