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2022 Commonwealth Games torch (file photo)

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  • Queen’s Baton of 22nd Commonwealth Games arrived in Odisha on Friday
  • Mashal will visit Puri and Konark on Saturday
  • The Queen’s Baton Relay opened on October 7 at Buckingham Palace.

The queen’s baton (torch) from the 22nd Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham this year arrived in Odisha on Friday. This torch will be kept in Bhubaneswar at night. On Saturday he will visit Puri and Konark, where he will be received by dignitaries and senior district officials. He will then return to Bhubaneswar for a symbolic relay at the Kalinga Stadium where eminent athletes from the state will be present.

‘Odisha Hockey Promotion Council’ Chairman Dilip Tirkey along with officials from the Department of Sports and Youth Services welcomed the torch here. Outstanding sportswoman from the state Anuradha Biswal and Tribute Samantre were also on hand to welcome him. Tirkey said: “This is an important and historic occasion for us. It is a great honor for Odisha to receive the Queen’s Staff before the start of the 2022 Commonwealth Games and to be a part of her journey.

The Queen’s Baton Relay began on October 7 at Buckingham Palace (UK). It is to travel to 72 countries in a tour of 294 days. He arrived in the national capital, Delhi, on January 12. The torch is accompanied by a message from Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. The Birmingham Commonwealth Games will take place from July 28 to August 8. The torch will depart for Singapore on January 16.

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