- Queen’s Baton of twenty second Commonwealth Games reached Odisha on Friday
- Mashal to go to Puri and Konark on Saturday
- The Queen’s Baton Relay opened on 7 October at Buckingham Palace
Queen’s baton (torch) of the twenty second Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham this yr reached Odisha on Friday. This torch will be stored in Bhubaneswar at evening. On Saturday, it will go to Puri and Konark, the place it will be welcomed by district dignitaries and senior officers. It will then return to Bhubaneswar for a symbolic relay on the Kalinga Stadium the place eminent sportspersons of the state will be current.
The President of the ‘Odisha Hockey Promotion Council’, Dilip Tirkey, together with the officers of the Sports and Youth Services (*16*) welcomed the torch right here. Eminent sportsperson of the state Anuradha Biswal and Tribute Samantre had been additionally current to welcome it. Tirkey stated, “This is a vital and historic event for us. It is a superb honor for Odisha to obtain the Queen’s Baton earlier than the beginning of Commonwealth Games 2022 and be an element of its journey.
The Queen’s Baton Relay started on 7 October at Buckingham Palace (UK). It is to journey to 72 nations on a tour of 294 days. It reached the nationwide capital Delhi on 12 January. The torch is accompanied by a message from Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. The Birmingham Commonwealth Games will be held from 28 July to eight August. The torch will leave for Singapore on January 16.