Commonwealth Games: Queen's Baton reaches Sikkim

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Rangpo (Sikkim), July 17 (ANI): The Queen's Baton Relay for the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) reached Sikkim state on Friday.

Officials of the Sikkim Olympic Association received the Baton at Rangpo border check post.

"Well, it is a proud movement for Sikkim. We are very happy that it is being brought to state of Sikkim. All possible arrangements have been made and we are confident that entire rally will be held in proper manner," said T T Dorjee, Chief Secretary of Sikkim.

The Queen's Baton had arrived in India from Pakistan via the Wagah border on June 25.

The baton will cover most states and union territories, travelling a distance of over 20,000 km, before finally reaching New Delhi on September 30.

The Queen's Baton relay is a torch race symbolising the unity and shared ideals of the Commonwealth of nations. It carries a message from the head of the Commonwealth of Nations, currently Queen Elizabeth II of the UK.

The baton has the ability to capture images and sound as it travels throughout the nations of the Commonwealth. With Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, it can be tracked through exact location. (ANI)

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