Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Queen's Baton to enter Delhi tomorrow

The Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay will enter Delhi tomorrow from the neighbouring state Haryana after completing its 20,000 kilometers Indian journey.

The Baton passed through all 28 Indian states and seven union territories. It will reach the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee headquarters situated opposite Jantar Mantar on Jai Singh road in New Delhi in the afternoon, where it will be received by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi.

Several events have been planned during the display of the baton at the OC headquarters.

According to an elaborate display plan made for it, the Baton would set on a three-day city tour on Friday.

During its movement, the baton will pass through Vijay Chowk, India Gate, Teen Murti Bhawan, Qutub Minar and Lotus Temple and on Saturday, it will visit Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, St Columba's School and athletes' Games Village.

The 1.9 lakh-km-long QBR's journey across 71 countries will culminate on October 3 at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium before the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

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