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Baton bearers

Big names carry Baton in New delhi

Big names and celebrities carried the Youth Baton through New Delhi University North Campus on the 1st of August 2008 where Delhi government will be hosting a large cultural extravagansa which will be open to the public.

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About YBR

The CYG 2008 has incorporated a brand new concept called the Youth Baton Relay based on the Queen's Baton Relay where a baton will be carried through 9 states in India and in this case instead of the Queens message will carry water from all over the country. This is the first ever Baton Relay in the history of the Commonwealth Youth Games.

The flag off of the Youth Baton Relay will be a run from New Delhi University North Campus to India Gate on the 1st of August 2008 where Delhi government will be hosting a large cultural extravagansa which will be open to the public.

On the 1st August 2008, the Youth Baton Relay will commence with a send off launch celebration at new Delhi University and finish that evening with a celebration at India Gate.

The Baton will travel through 9 States, covering over 8000 kms, around 6000 selected Athletes will have the honour to carry the Baton in support of the Commonwealth Youth Games 2008. Over 7500 Volunteers will help the Batons journey through 199 Cities, towns and villages. Hundreds of Universities, Colleges and Schools will be involved and will support this event.

A team consisting of approximately 80 crew, 25 vehicles and many guests, media and VIP’s will escort the baton on its journey from Delhi to Pune.
Green Relay
The theme of the Baton relay is to be a green relay in keeping with the green games and it will be a run in support of the governments ‘save the tiger’ campaign.

In keeping with the Green games the baton will collect water on route, from every state of India and from every Commonwealth Nation. The collected water will be used at the opening ceremony to create a spectacular fountain of Youth.

A ‘garden of youth’ created by the 71 participating Nations will be built at Balewadi Stadium and will be a legacy of the Relay for years to come.