After travelling 170,000 km across 69 Commonwealth nations, the Queen’s Baton has finally reached India, exactly 100 days ahead of the start of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.
The baton entered India from the Attari-Wagah border in Punjab. A cultural programme was organized to mark the event, which saw live performances by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and the Wadali Brothers. The Baton will now go across India before reaching Delhi. A commemorative stamp was also released to mark the event.
The Commonwealth Gamer 2010 are scheduled from 3rd to 14th Oct in New Delhi. It will be the 19th Commonwealth games and 72 countries are expected to participate in this mega event. A total of 17 sporting events are available for sports persons.
Tickets for the event are already available at www.tickets.cwgdelhi2010.org and also at selected hero Honda showrooms and Central Bank of India branches. You may call toll free no 1800-200-1294 to get more information.
You can take a look at Commonwealth games medals tally for past events here.