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CWG Update: Queen's Baton Relay 2010 Delhi visits landmarks in capital

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The Queen's Baton Relay 2010 Delhi traversed parts of the Capital today, touching landmarks like Vijay Chowk, India Gate, Teen Murti Bhawan, Qutub Minar and Lotus Temple.

The Baton started at 7 a.m. from Vijay Chowk where it was welcomed by Mr. Suresh Kalmadi, Chairman, Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi, along with Gen. S.P.S. Dhillon, Joint Director-General, Chairman Secretariat and other dignitaries. Many athletes, politicians and students also joined hands in carrying the baton.

The Baton then reached India Gate where it was received by the Olympic silver medallist shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. From India Gate the Baton travelled Teen Murti Bhawan, where it was received by many paralympic athletes. It reached Qutub Minar at 11.30 a.m. and Lotus Temple at 12.20 p.m.

The Baton is on the 98th day of its India tour and is scheduled to travel tomorrow to Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, St Columba's School and the Commonwealth Games Village. The 1,90,000-km relay, across 71 nations and territories, will officially end on October 3 at the Opening Ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

The QBR commenced its journey at the Buckingham Palace in London on October 29, 2009 and moved on to visit 70 Commonwealth nations and territories across six regions of the globe. It entered India from Pakistan through the Wagah Border in Punjab on June 25, 2010, and travelled across the country undertaking a 100-day journey.