Bhubaneswar: Hockey legend and chairman of Odisha Hockey Promotion Council, Dilip Tirkey , received the Queen’s Baton for the 2022 Commonwealth Games that reached the city on Friday.
Eminent sportspersons of Odisha like Anuradha Biswal, Shradhanjali Samantray and officials of the sports department and members of Odisha Olympic Association were present at the Biju Patnaik International Airport to welcome the baton.
The relay baton will stay in the city on Friday night while it will be taken to Puri and Konark on Saturday.
Hours later, it will be brought back to the city for the symbolic relay at the Kalinga Stadium, where eminent sportspersons of the state will participate. The state has made elaborate arrangements for the purpose. tnn