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The Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi being displayed the Army Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Excitements increase as the distances decrease: Baton reaches Bangladesh

DHAKA, 21 June 2010: The Queen’s Baton Relay 2010 Delhi, on its way to India, reached its penultimate international destination Bangladesh early in the morning. The excitement was high as the baton received a warm welcome at the Dhaka airport.


A welcome function was organized at the airport. The Vice President of the Bangladesh Olympic Association received the baton at the airport. Later, the baton was driven to the Army stadium and displayed at the stadium in the evening.


Next day, the baton attended a cultural show followed by dinner with attendees including Ministers, Members of Parliament and other dignitaries.


Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh. Located on the banks of the Buriganga River, Dhaka, along with its metropolitan area, has a population of around 13 million, making it the largest city in Bangladesh. It is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Dhaka is also known as the Rickshaw capital of the world. Approximately 400,000 cycle rickshaws run each day. Today it serves as one of the prime centres for culture, education and business in the region.


Bangladesh first participated in 1978 Commonwealth Games held in Edmonton, Canada. The nation is a regular participant in all Commonwealth Games since 1990 Auckland Games.