Mangalore prepares to receive Queen’s Baton on Sep 5

3:39 PM, Friday, September 3rd, 2010
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Mangalore : Mangalore is fully ready to receive the Queen’s Baton Relay with the full arrangement which will go around the which is touring all over India to promote the forthcoming Commonwealth Games. The Baton, which has already entered Karnataka, will arrive in Mangalore on September 5, Sunday.
V. Ponnuraj, the deputy commissioner of DK, told reporters during a press conference that the relay will be welcomed with a “purnakumba” as soon as it arrives at Nellyadi, Puttur at 12:30 p.m. on September 5 from Hassan.
The relay will reach Kadri Park at 5 p.m after leaving from Nellyady at 1:30 p.m. Mayor Rajani Dugganna will welcome the relay at Kadri Park on behalf of the people of Mangalore. Vandana Rao, Shobha Narayan, and Vandana Shanbhag will receive the relay and then start a 6-km lap across the city. The relay will then proceed to Town Hall through Bejai Church Road, Lalbhag, PVS Circle, Ambedkar Circle, and Hampankatta.
The district administration will organize cultural programmes and host a dinner for the team at Town Hall, said DC V. Ponnuraj and urged people to participate in large numbers and welcome the relay in Kadri since it is Sunday. Mangalore Police Commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh said that the police will cordon off the road through which the relay will pass.
Commissioner of Mangalore City Corporation K. N. Vijayaprakash, HQA to DC Prabhakar Sharma, and others were present during the press conference.

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