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  2022 CWG Queens Baton relays take place in Odisha
15 Jan 2022

As part of its epic journey, the 2022 Commonwealth Games Queens Baton commenced its journey in Odisha, from Kalinga Stadium with Olympians, Dutee Chand and Sunita Lakra carrying the baton and officially, kicking off the relay to historic landmarks _ Puri Shri Jagannath Temple, Puri Blue Flag Beach and thereafter to Konark Sun Temple.

It later arrived at Raj Bhawan in Bhubaneswar where it was received by Governor of Odisha, Ganeshi Lal from Shradhanjali Samanatray, the ace woman footballer from the State. The Queens Baton then toured the temple city of Bhubaneswar before arriving at the Kalinga Stadium for the last-leg of the relay.


Sportspersons, Rakhal Sethy, Roshan Minz, Dileshwar Rao and coaches Rajesh Singh, Kalu Charan Choudhry, Lucela Ekka, Lipika Mohapatra, Victor Minz participated in the relay. The Relay culminated with Dutee Chand handing over the baton to Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Sports and Youth Services, Govt of Odisha, R Vineel Krishna, at the Kalinga Stadium, before handing it over to Indian Olympic Association.

In a video message, Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, shared, “It gives me immense pleasure to welcome the Queens Baton Relay to Odisha. The Relay is one of the best traditions of the Commonwealth Games and it is an honour for Odisha to be a part of its epic journey. I wish grand success of the  2022 Commonwealth Games.”

The Queens Baton that will depart Odisha for its next destination, Singapore, was given a spectacular and befitting send off at the Kalinga Stadium amidst fireworks that lit up the night sky.
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TOP: Eminents sportspersons of Odisha participate in the Queens Baton Relay in Puri on 15th January 2022.
RIGHT: Fireworks light up the Kalinga Stadium sky during the Queens Baton Relay in Bhubaneswar on 15th January 2022.


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