QBR of 2014 CWG taken to Qutub Minar, India leg ends

PTI| Updated: Oct 13, 2013, 19:39 PM IST

New Delhi: The Queen`s Baton of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games was today showcashed at the historic Qutub Minar as the QBR`s India leg ended on the second day of its stop here.

The Queen`s Baton, which reached India on Friday night, was taken to the world famous Taj Mahal in Agra and the historic India Gate here yesterday by a host of sportspersons, including discus thrower Krishna Poonia and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt.
Today, the Baton, which carries Queen Elizabeth II`s message to the Commonwealth, was taken to the 13th century monument in the afternoon.

Commonwealth Games Federation Secretary and 2014 Glasgow CWG Vice-Chair Louise Martin and Indian Olympic Association Joint Secretary R K Gupta were present on the occasion.
Among the sportspersons, who held the Baton, were hockey players Harbir Singh, S K Uthappa, P T Rao and Dharamvir Singh.

Though it was just a photo-op event, a sizeable weekend crowd which was visiting the Delhi`s iconic monument were present.

A low-key event no doubt but today saw the maximum number of crowd watching the QBR, more than the events at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium and India Gate yesterday.

India is the first international stoppage for the Baton as under protocol it will have to be taken to the country which hosted the previous Games.

The Baton will leave Delhi for Dhaka tomorrow morning.