Thursday, 14 January 2010

Queen's baton reaches South Africa

The Ministry of Tourism of India organized an Incredible India road show in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday. The event coincided with the passing of the Queen's Baton to promote the Commonwealth Games 2010 to be held in New Delhi

Ten double decker buses were wrapped in Incredible India images and flagged off by M Mashabane, Minister of International Relation and Cooperation, Government of South Africa along with Vikram Doraiswamy, Consul General of India and T.S. Darbari, Joint Director General, Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee.

This event was followed by presentations on Incredible India, the Commonwealth Games, a taste of Indian, music and dance.

Mashabane complemented on this mega promotion and spoke highly of India- South Africa relations and India's tourism products.

More than 200 people from various walks of life were present at the event.

Meanwhile, prior to the event at Johannesburg, legendary Archbishop, Desmond Tutu became the Baton bearer when the Baton Relay 2010 Delhi had reached Bloemfontein in South Africa.

The Queen's Baton had been received at the airport by Dan-Kgothule, Minister of Sports and Executive Mayor with representatives from ministries of sports and culture.

After the staging of cultural performances, the Baton was handed over to the executive mayor for the relay in Bloemfontein where it saw the participation of about 300 baton bearers and enthusiastic response from hundreds of citizens.


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