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Old 28-Jun-2010
People brave sunshine to welcome Queen’s Baton

Hoshiarpur, June 27

Braving sunshine, officials of the district administration, sportsmen, politicians, including Member of the Rajya Sabha Avinash Rai Khanna, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab, Arunesh Shakar, district president of the SAD, Surinder Singh Bhulewal Rathan, former minister, Punjab, Balbir Singh Miani, and the general public warmly welcomed the Queen's Baton for the 19th Commonwealth Games on its arrival in front of the local DAV College this afternoon.

Col Kuldip Singh Bantsu and a former MP, Sq Ldr Kamal Chaudhary, handed over the Queen's Baton to the Punjab Minister for Medical Education and Research, Forest and Wildlife, Parliamentary Affairs and Labour Tikshan Sud.

Sud said the Queen's Baton would strengthen brotherhood among the member countries of the Commonwealth. Appealing to the youth of Punjab not to indulge in intoxication activities, Sud said they should instead take part in sports.

Later, Sud handed over the Queen's Baton to former international bodybuilding champion Prem Chand Digra and other sportsmen.

The baton was taken in a procession to Government College where a cultural programme was organised to mark the occasion.

At 3 pm, it was taken to Hariana, Bhunga, Garhdiwala, Dasuya and Mukerian towns of the district.

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