Chairman, Odisha Hockey Promotion Council, Dilip Tirkey and officers of the state sports division and Odisha Olympic Association welcomed the Queen’s Baton right here on the Biju Patnaik International Airport. Eminent sportspersons of Odisha, Anuradha Biswal and Shradhanjali Samantray have been additionally current to welcome the Queen’s Baton. The baton will keep in town on Friday night time.
On Saturday, the Queen’s Baton, accompanied by officers, will tour the holy city of Puri and Konark earlier than returning to Bhubaneswar for the symbolic relay on the Kalinga Stadium, the place eminent sportspersons of the state will take part.
“It is a momentous and historic occasion for us. It is a great honour for our state to receive the Queen’s Baton and be part of its journey prior to the commencement of the Commonwealth Games 2022,” stated Dilip Tirkey.
All preparations befitting the Queen’s Baton and its relay have been made by the state sports division, he stated.
The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games’ custom that celebrates, connects and excites communities from throughout Commonwealth throughout the construct-as much as the Games.
The Relay started on October 7, 2021, at Buckingham Palace, the place Queen Elizabeth II positioned her message to the Commonwealth into the Baton, signifying the beginning of the 294-day Relay to the 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.
The 2022 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay might be carried out whereas sustaining all Covid-19 protocols. The Baton will go away for Singapore on January 16, officers stated.
The Baton will return to England in July 2022. The video games are anticipated to happen from July 28 to August 8, 2022.