Baton relay team’s reception Sunday

August 9th, 2008 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Aug 9 (IANS) A ceremony will be organised here Sunday to welcome the Youth Baton Relay team of the third Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) that has reached the state capital, sports officials said Saturday. “We have planned to organise the reception ceremony for the Baton Relay team here at the K.D. Singh Babu Stadium,” Uttar Pradesh Olympic Association secretary Anandeshwar Pandey told IANS.

After the function at the stadium, the relay team will leave for Rae Bareli district of the state, he added.

The Baton Relay team of CYG, which will take place in Pune, reached Lucknow Friday night.

The baton is touring 199 cities in nine states before reaching Pune Oct 12, the inaugural day of the event.

During its 8,000-km journey, the baton is being carried by 6,000 sportspersons.

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