Puri: A day after arriving at Bhubaneswar, the Queen’s Baton for the Commonwealth Games-2022 (CWG) reached Puri town on Saturday.
The torch was welcomed by sports enthusiasts and district administration while touring through Hospital Chowk, Balagandi Chowk, Market Chowk, Marchikot Chowk, and Singhadwar.
After Puri, it will tour Konark before returning to Bhubaneswar for the symbolic relay at the Kalinga Stadium.
The Queen’s Baton Relay is a relay around the world held prior to the beginning of the Commonwealth Games.
It began on October 7 last year at the Buckingham Palace where Queen Elizabeth II placed her message onto the baton, signifying the start of the 294-day relay to the 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.