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The Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi visits the historical ‘Sabarmati Ashram’ as the relay reaches Ahmadabad
Queen’s Baton Relay 2010 Delhi salutes Father of the Nation

AHMEDABAD, 15 September 2010: The Queen’s Baton Relay 2010 Delhi on its journey across the country reached Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. This was one of the residences of Father of The Nation Mahatma Gandhi. This ashram is now a national monument due to its significance in the Indian independence movement.

 

The relay was flagged off from the historical Ashram. Tejas Bakre, Gujarat’s Chess Grandmaster led the relay. Junior Indian Tennis Federation players Vaidik Munshaw and Yagnesh Sharma also were proud Batonbearers.

 

Earlier in the day, the baton was received at Vadodara by Lajja Goswami, Shooter and member of the Indian Rifle Shooting Team for XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi.

 

On Monday, the baton travelled through the state visiting cities such as Vapi, Nalsari, Surat and Vadodara.

 

The Queen's Baton 2010 Delhi received a traditional welcome at the state border with children dressed in traditional clothing dancing to the local tunes. From this point, the baton was carried in an open jeep to Vapi where a cultural programme was organised in its honour. The atmosphere was exuberant with crowds cheering and beating drums.

 

Reaching Surat, the baton was taken for a relay. Excitement among the people reached it pinnacle during the relay and engulfed them by the spirit of the Games.

 
The Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi at the Sabarmati Ashram with the Charkha in the foreground Traditional dancers perform at the evening cultural ceremony in Ahmedabad as a tribute to the Queen's Baton 2010 Delhi