QBR to arrive in Guwahati on July 20
Guwahati: Queen`s Baton Relay for the 2010
Commonwealth Games is scheduled to arrive here on July 20 from
Sikkim where it will be received by the Assam government and
state Olympic Association officials.
Assam Olympic Association General Secretary and Forest
Minister Rockybul Hussain today told reporters here that he
will receive the baton at the Nehru Stadium from where it will
proceed to the state secretariat at Dispur.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi will be present at the
secretariat to receive the Baton from where it will start its
final leg of the journey to the town.
The relay will culminate at the Srimanta Sankardeva
Kalakshetra where Sports Minister Bharat Narah will receive
it along with other state government officials.
Several prominent sports personalities of the state like
92-year-old former tennis player Pulin Das, Arjuna awardees
Bhogeswar Barua and Monalisa Barua Mehta, footballers Toshen
Bora, Gilbertson Sangma and Jewel Bey will participate in the
10-km relay of the baton.
The Baton will travel from here to Meghalaya`s capital
Shillong the next day.
The QBR, which was launched by Queen Elizabeth II in
London last October in presence of Indian President Pratibha
Patil, is scheduled to reach its final destination Jawaharlal
Nehru Stadium in Delhi on October 3 when the Games would be