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Queen’s Baton arrives in city

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  • 7 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Queen’s Baton arrives in city
Bangladesh Olympic Association President and Chief of Bangladesh Army General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed, BOA Secretary General Syed Shahed Reza and British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson are seen during the welcoming ceremony of the Queen’s Baton for the 22nd Commonwealth Games at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital on Thursday. — ISPR PHOTO

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The Queen’s Baton for the 22nd Commonwealth Games arrived in Dhaka on a five-day tour on Thursday.

Bangladesh Olympic Association has taken different programmes for the visit of the Baton in Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka’s representative of the Commonwealth Games Association Chandana Bamunusinghe Liyanage came to Dhaka with this Baton.

Bangladesh Olympic Association President and Chief of Bangladesh Army General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed and BOA Secretary General Syed Shahed Reza officially welcomed the Baton at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital.

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson, BOA Deputy Secretary Generals, BOA members, Bangladesh Army senior officials and renowned players who took part in the international stage including Commonwealth Games were present during the welcoming ceremony of the Baton.     

The baton will visit Shaheed Bir Uttam Lt Anwar Girls College, BKSP, British High Commission and BOA building on January 07-08.

A relay was held that started from VVIP Lounge and ended at the main gate of the terminal of the airport.

The Queen’s Baton, which carries a message from Her Majesty The Queen, arrived in the city as part of its journey to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, which will be held in England from July 28 to August 8.

The Queen’s Baton travels all across the Commonwealth countries carrying the message from the Queen of the United Kingdom ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

 The Queen’s Baton relay is one of the most special aspects of the Commonwealth Games as it so vividly symbolises the friendship, respect and unity across 72 nations and territories.

The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay launched at Buckingham Palace on October 7 last year. The Queen’s Baton will leave for India on January 10.