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CWG Baton arrives in Delhi

Posted By: Hemasundar Reddy Katila
CWG Baton
New Delhi, Sep 30: The host city of probably the most scandalous edition of the Commonwealth Games - Delhi on Thursday, Sep 30 received the Queen's Baton Relay.

The Baton, which has been through a 20,000 kilometer long journey through 28 Indian states and seven Union Territories, reached its final destination when Baton reached the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee headquarters situated opposite Jantar Mantar on Jai Singh Road.

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi received the Baton amid cheers from people gathered there.

Now, the baton will have a last little journey of sorts over the weekend in the Indian capital.

The baton will pass through Vijay Chowk, India Gate, Teen Murti Bhawan, Qutub Minar and Lotus Temple on Friday, Oct 1, followed by a visit to Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, St Columba's School and the athletes' Games Village on Saturday, Oct 2.

The 1.9 lakh-km-long Relay, across 71 countries, will officially end on Oct 3, when the Games will begin.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Thursday, September 30, 2010, 16:17 [IST]
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