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CWG Queen's Baton in Port Blair

The Queen's Baton relay for the XIX Commonwealth Games was held here from National Memorial Cellular Jail.

india Updated: Aug 20, 2010 16:28 IST

The Queen's Baton relay for the XIX Commonwealth Games was held here from National Memorial Cellular Jail.

The Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Island Lt Gen (Retd) Bhopinder Singh started it by running some distance carrying the Queen's Baton and then handing it over to the chief secretary, Vivek Rae for forward journey of the Baton by eminent personalities and sports persons to various parts of the town culminating at Netaji Stadium on Thursday.

Earlier, the President, A&N State Olympic Association, G Bhaskar received the Queen's baton from the Additional Director General, Organizing Committee, XIX Commonwealth Games, Lt Gen (Retd) Raj Kadian and handed over the Queen's Baton to the Lt Governor for starting the relay.

The Member of Parliament, BP Ray, senior officers of the civil administration and defence forces, prominent sports persons and citizens of the Islands were also present on the occasion.