CWG Baton to attend Haridwar Ganga aarti

Queen`s Baton Relay would take part in the morning prayers at the banks of river Ganga.

Haridwar: The Commonwealth Games Queen`s
Baton Relay (QBR) would take part in the morning aarti
(prayers) at the banks of river Ganga here on Jul 7, official
sources said today.

The QBR would reach Har-Ki-Pauri, the main bathing ghat
of the town, where it would be received by district officials
and local MLA Madan Kaushik, who is also the state Tourism
Minister, said R Meenakshi Sundaram, District Magistrate of

The district administration is making elaborate
arrangements for QBR`s arrival on Jul 7, he said.

After taking part in the morning prayers, the baton would
be brought to Birla ghat by raft from where it would be
accompanied by prominent personalities of the holy town
besides 19 players of national level, Sundaram said.

Later, it would be taken in an open jeep to SiDCUL area
where the factory of Hero Honda, the official sponsor of the
Commonwealth Games, is located, he added.

Haridwar Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sanjay
Gunjyal said an official of SP level has been appointed to
make security arrangements for QBR.

The QBR was launched by Queen Elizabeth II at London in
October last year in the presence of President Pratibha Patil.


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