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Queen's baton for Commonwealth Games on way to Gangtok

PTI  Siliguri, July 16, 2010
First Published: 12:26 IST(16/7/2010) | Last Updated: 12:29 IST(16/7/2010)

The Queen's baton for the Commonwealth Games 2010 on Friday left for Gangtok from Bagdogra airport escorted by the state police and Army.

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The baton, carried by archer Dola Banerjee and joint secretary of Bengal Olympic Association Dilip Paul landed at Bagdogra airport last evening, 90 minutes behind schedule due to bad weather.

The baton would reach Darjeeling on July 18 and reach Siliguri the next day. Table tennis star Mantu Ghose would receive the baton at Sukna on July 19.

A mega cultural show would be held to welcome the symbol of the Commonwealth Games at Siliguri, deputy Mayor of the Siliguri Municipal Corporation Nantu Paul said.

The baton would leave for Kolkata on July 20 morning, the organisers said.

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