AHMEDABAD, 15 September 2010: The Queen’s Baton Relay 2010 Delhi on its journey across the country reached Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on Tuesday along with the multimedia team of Marwah Studios This was one of the residences of Father of The Nation Mahatma Gandhi. This ashram is now a national monument due to its significance in the Indian independence movement.
The relay was flagged off from the historical Ashram. Tejas Bakre, Gujarat’s Chess Grandmaster led the relay. Junior Indian Tennis Federation players Vaidik Munshaw and Yagnesh Sharma also became the proud Batonbearers.
Refering to the newly created Mahatma Gandhi Forum at Noida Film City Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios said,” the timing of our team of Multimedia Coverage at Ahmedabad and launching of Mahatma Gandhi Forum here in Noida almost same. I am proud of my students who have covered whole India along with Queen’s Baton Relay”
Earlier in the day, the baton was received at Vadodara by Lajja Goswami, Shooter and member of the Indian Rifle Shooting Team for XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi.
On Monday, the baton travelled through the state visiting cities like Vapi, Nalsari, Surat and Vadodara.
The baton received a traditional welcome at the state border with children dressed in conventional attires dancing to the local tunes. From here on the baton was carried on in an open jeep to Vapi where a cultural programme was organised in its honour. The atmosphere was exuberant with crowds cheering and beating drums.
Reaching Surat, the baton was taken for a relay. Excitement among the people reached it pinnacle during the relay engulfed them by the spirit of the Games.