Aug 18, 2009, 6:32 AM
Standard Chartered Bank last Saturday 12th December, handled the famous Queen's Baton, symbolic of the Queen's Baton relay, which is one of the greatest traditions of the Commonwealth Games, having being the curtain-raiser to every games since Cardiff 1958. The relay symbolises the gathering of people from across the Commonwealth at the four-yearly festival of sport and culture.
Receiving the trophy from the Secretary-General of NOC - SL, Humphrey Mukwereza, CEO Standard Chartered Bank
According to him, it is of great significance that the baton has commenced this fascinating journey from the Buckingham palace to begin its African safari in The Gambia. He expressed delight that Standard Chartered Bank is part of the relay journey, which fosters a feeling of right partnership that promotes fraternity among Commonwealth nations in the world.
Standard Chartered Plc, listed on both
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"On behalf of Standard Chartered Bank, we wish the baton a peaceful journey through the Global safari and a safe arrival in
The Queen's Baton will travel through all the Commonwealth countries until it lands in India, where it will spend 100 days, touring the 28 states and back to its final destination, the Jawaharlal Neru Stadium for the opening ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games, where Her Majesty's message will be read aloud to the athletes.