Press Trust of India Friday, July 16, 2010 (Patna)
Actress Neetu Chandra became one of the few privileged Bollywood celebrities to have the honour of running with Commonwealth Games torch, in her hometown Patna this week.
Neetu was selected for the relay, popularly known as ‘Queen’s Baton’ relay, owing to her active association in sports.
Apart from being a regular basketball player, the actress is a Black Belt 2nd Dan, having participated in various martial arts tournaments at national and International level.
“The Commonwealth Games promote international integration, so it was a huge honour for me to sprint with the torch. I got goose bumps in excitement,” Neetu said after the run.
“The Queen’s Baton felt like a power baton and gave me a different kind of high. It was a mix of pride and responsibility,” she added.
The baton will arrive at the 2010 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on October 3, 2010 in New Delhi after having visited the other 70 nations of the Commonwealth and
travelling throughout India, reaching millions of people to join in the celebrations for the Games.