Monday, 14 December 2009

Queen's Baton reaches Ghana

The Queen's Baton 2010 Delhi arrived to a warm welcome in Accra on Tuesday. Commonwealth Games Baton is generating enormous interest in the local media and amongst the people of Ghana. The baton has now completed 18710 kms of international travel and arrived from Gambia.

The High Commissioner of India in Ghana Mrs. Ruchi Ghanashyam and her colleague Mr Rajkumar Thakur as well as officials of the Ghana Commonwealth Games Council received the baton at the Accra Airport where it arrived from Banjul in the Gambia.

Commonwealth Games Federation African region Vice President Mr. Abdoulie M Touray, who travelled with the baton from the Gambia handed it over to Ghana Commonwealth Games Council President Mr. B T Baba at a press conference where the journalists were acquainted with the blend of Indian tradition and modern technology in the Queen's Baton 2010 Delhi.

The baton was received in the British High Commission by Deputy High Commissisoner Mr Matthew Johnson and wished India all success in hosting a wonderful Games next year. Australian High Commissioner Mr. William Williams, who helped organise the Sydney Olympic Games 2000 and the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006 said he loved the design and technological features of the baton.

At the High Commission of India in Ghana, Mrs Ghanashyam was happy to receive the baton again. She assigned her colleague Mr Thakur to be with baton for the duration of its stay in Ghana. The Queen's Baton 2010 Delhi will spend the next two days in Ghana before it heads to Nigeria.


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