Stamp released to commemorate entry of Queen's Baton in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, July 7 (ANI): A commemorative postage stamp was released on the occasion of the entry of the Queen's Baton into Dehradun on Tuesday.
"The special cover that we have brought out depicts the religious heritage of the state and it shows the four important religious sites in the state. This is Kedarnath, Hemkunth Sahib, Piran Kaliyar Sharif and Ancient Church at Lansdowne. So, it's a very important occasion in the course of the baton relay and we are very happy to bring out the special cover," said Anjali Devashar, Chief Post Master General of Uttarakhand.
Local sports personalities ran with the baton held high through the streets of the hill town.he Queen's Baton had arrived in India from Pakistan via the Wagah border on June 25.he 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)