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The Queen's Baton 2010 Delhi
The Queen’s Baton Relay 2010 Delhi visits symbol of love, Taj Mahal

AGRA, 22 September 2010: The Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi visited the world renowned Taj Mahal on Tuesday. The monument is a jewel amongst the Seven Wonders of the World and also the pride of India. The Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi was proudly taken around the Taj Mahal complex absorbing the beauty of the seventeenth century mausoleum.

Situated on the banks of Yamuna, Taj Mahal is an absolute blend of Persian, Islamic and Indian architecture. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, it is considered the perfect symbol of love. The team did not miss a photo opportunity at the colossal structure.

Later in the day, the team left for Mathura, the birth place of Lord Krishna. The Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi was received by various dignitaries amongst large crowd of people. Here the Queen’s Baton Relay was flagged off. International grappler and Arjuna Awardee Mr.Mukhtiyar Singh became the first Batonbearer of the day.

The evening at Mathura was glittered by a cultural fiesta which included performances by professionals and children from the local schools. Their performances depicted the various phases of the life of Lord Krishna.

 
The Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi at the Red Fort of Agra with Taj Mahal in the backdrop.