The Queen’s Baton for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, to be held in Australia, arrived in India on 03 October 2017 and a top Indian Olympic Association official received it here. The Baton was received by IOA joint secretary Rakesh Gupta and it will travel to Agra on 04 October 2017. It will then be taken to Nainital in Uttarakhand on October 5.
The main CWG Baton Relay event will be held on October 8 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here. The QBR reached Delhi 04 October 2017 and it will travel to Agra tomorrow and then to Nainital the next day. The main event will be held on October 8 at the National Stadium. The Baton reached India from Pakistan. From India, the Baton will be taken to Bangladesh on October 9.
The Gold Coast 2018 QBR was launched on the Commonwealth Day of March 13 at the historic forecourt at Buckingham Palace in London with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II placing her ‘message to the Commonwealth and its athletes’ into the distinctive loop-design Baton which then set off on its journey around the globe.
The Gold Coast 2018 QBR is set to be the longest in Commonwealth Games history. Covering 230,000km over 388 days, the Baton will make its way through the six Commonwealth regions of Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Oceania.