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School children pose with the Queen's Baton 2010 Delhi in the dome at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthen
Queen’s Baton reiterates Green Games commitment at Botanic Garden of Wales

SWANSEA: The XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi’s commitment to the spreading the message of environment conservation as the first such Green Games was reiterated when the Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi visited the National Botanic Gardens of Wales in Carmarthen on Tuesday.

 

A light drizzle prevented 100 school children from completing the planned outdoor relay. Instead, they had their photos with the baton taken inside the spectacular dome which is the largest single span glasshouse in the world. The dome protects and conserves some of the most endangered plants on earth.

 

The Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi has taken upon itself the mission to host a Green Games by using effective carbon emission mitigation, reduction and offset techniques. 

 

Later in the day, the baton reached Swansea and was accorded a Civic Reception at Mansion House with Lord Mayor Cllr Alan Lloyd was among the guests who witnessed the new Welsh Delhi 2010 kit being unveiled.

 

School children participated in the baton relay with much enthusiasm despite the weather not being very conducive as it moved from Guildhall to Castle Square where the Lord Mayor welcomed the baton. The baton was on stage for an hour at Castle Square with choirs from different schools. 

 

Swansea is among the South Welsh cities including Cardiff and Newport that are planning to bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

 

 
School children pose with the Queen's Baton 2010 Delhi in the dome at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthen