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Queen's Baton 2010 Delhi taking a boat ride in Bhopal's Upper Lake
Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi reaches Lake City Bhopal

BHOPAL, 18 September 2010: The Queen’s Baton Relay 2010 Delhi reached Bhopal, the capital in Madhya Pradesh to witness the entire city gripped by the spirit of sports and patriotism. Madhya Pradesh Sports and Youth Welfare Minister, Tukojirao Pawar, Urban Development Minister, Babular Gaur were among others that received the baton amid showering of flower petals.



The Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi, en route to Bhopal, made its way through the streets of Dewas.



Reaching Bhopal, the baton was received by International Weightlifters Mr. R.C Gupta, Mr. Nitin Sharma and Mr. Sumit Kumar amongst other dignitaries.



The relay was welcomed at the iconic Bhopal Chauraha by girls from the local schools with folk dance performances. This was followed by the baton being taken to the Upper Lake of Bhopal. The Upper Lake is the largest artificial lake in Asia and it is fed with water by Kolans River. Here, the baton was taken across the lake on a boat.



A large number of people, including hockey players - Ashok Kumar, Inaamur Rehman, Sameer Daad and Jalauddin - turned up for the event.
The baton later proceeded to Tatya Tope Stadium in a specially decorated vehicle where a grand reception was planned in its honour. Before reaching the stadium, the baton was honoured at nearly 15 places.


Madhya Pradesh Industries Minister, Kailash Vijaywargiya on Friday inaugurated the Commonwealth Games Express Train Exhibition at the Habibganj Railway Station in Bhopal.


The train showcasing the glorious history of the Commonwealth Games, pictures of past medal winners and information about various games and venues of the coming event will open for the public from 10 am to 8 pm.


It embarked on its maiden journey from Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi on 21 June and the exhibition will culminate at the same station on 2 October.


During this period, it will cover 49 cities in 22 states. From Bhopal, the train will leave on Saturday at 10pm for Jhansi.



Article Courtesy: The Times of India