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Traditional dancers perform at the evening cultural ceremony in Agra
Queen’s Baton Relay 2010 Delhi reaches the city of Taj

AGRA, 21 September 2010: The Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi has reached the historic city of Agra, capital of Mughal dynasty. The baton entered Uttar Pradesh on Monday amidst much fanfare and exuberance. The baton convoy travelled around the city producing a wonderful spectacle for the people lined up along its route.


The baton was received by distinguished sportspersons like International Powerlifter Mr. Hardeep Singh and Arjuna Awardee for Hockey and Olympian Mr. Jagveer Singh among others. Thereafter the baton headed towards 509 Army Base Workshop and was honoured by officers of different ranks.  


The relay was flagged off with great joy and over hundred Batonbearers took part. Incessant rains could not fetter the pace of the relay.


Evening saw a cultural programme being organised at Sur Sadan, where a special postal stamp was released to honour the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi. The programme included traditional dance performance and a fashion parade showcasing designs themed “Go Green’.