Queen's Baton Relay of the forthcoming XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi arrived in Varanasi on July 12, 2010.
The baton received a rousing welcome from all sections of the society.
After arrival of Queen's Baton Relay at Dashaswamedh Ghat traditional welcome was accorded and participants offered prayers to Maa Ganga for successful completion of the Games.
Milk was offered to river Ganga to mark the starting of Queen's Baton Relay in Varanasi.
Former Ranji player Dharmendra Mishra, former Olympian Mohammed Shahid, former Congress MP Rajesh Mishra and other prominent denizens of the holy city participated in the QBR.