Shera to Host 2010 Commonwealth Games

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The Queen’s baton has reached India and things are getting ready at a high speed to conduct the 2010 Common wealth Games at New Delhi, the capital of India. The nation is eagerly waiting to host the historical event, scheduled to begin on 3rd October, 2010.

Shera to Host 2010 Commonwealth Games

India is set to host the Commonwealth Games for the first time in history from 3rd to 14th October, 2010. Though there have been a lot of issues of corruption and mismanagement, the country has taken up the challenge to conduct the biggest sporting extravaganza of the commonwealth nations fruitfully. It is an occasion to bring together all the nations that were once under the British, as a single ruler, and entertain themselves by shaking their hands and sharing their experiences.

Friendly games of fraternal colonies

Commonwealth Games is the multinational, multi-sport event held once in every four years. It is hailed as the ‘friendly games’ that brings together all the former colonies that were once under the British Empire. Around 5000 athletes and officials from the Commonwealth nations are expected to participate in the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Federation with its headquarters in London is organizing these games.

The main objective of Commonwealth Games

The main and important objective of Commonwealth Games is to improve the society and general well-being of the people of the Commonwealth Nations. This objective is expected to be achieved through encouragement and assistance. The Commonwealth Federation has adopted three core values, i.e. Humanity, Equality and Destiny, as its motto to promote education, sports and recreation. These values inspire and connect millions of people of these nations to build up a healthy society.

Queen’s Baton Relay the curtain raiser

Queen’s baton relay is one of the traditional customs of the Commonwealth Games that commenced on 29th 0f October, 2009, as the curtain raiser of the games. The commencement ceremony began at the Buckingham Palace, London, during which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II entrusted the baton containing her message to the first honorary relay runner. The baton after traveling 240 days had finished its journey of 170,000 kilometers from England to India. It is now visiting the Indian cities covering an additional distance of 20,000 kilometers and will reach the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi to begin the opening ceremony.

Shera will be the Mascot of Commonwealth Games

Named ‘Shera’, the Indian national animal tiger, will be the mascot of this year’s Commonwealth Games. Shera embodies the values of majesty, valor, power and grace. The orange and black stripes personify the spirit of India encouraging the athletes to come up with their best performance.

The Logo of the Games

Having Chakra, the national symbol, in the center the Logo is spiraled upwards by a rainbow. The logo portrays the coming together of the diverse people of India and exhibits the growth of a proud and vibrant nation.

Awaiting the beginning

India as well as the world nations is eagerly waiting for the beginning of the nineteenth Commonwealth Games to be held at New Delhi from 3rd to 14th of October. About 71 nations participate including 53 Commonwealth Countries. Let us hope this event will open new vistas in sports and human life all over the world. As Napoleon said, “Victory belongs to the most persevering.”


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author avatar siboiss
14th Sep 2010 (#)

All I need to know is when they will be starting the cricket.

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