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Commonwealth Express Arrives in Goa

As the Queen’s baton arrived in Goa on its onward journey to the national capital where the Commonwealth Games are scheduled to be held, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat inaugurated an exhibition on sports and Information Technology on board Commonwealth Express special train which arrived Vasco today morning on its 75th day of the journey of the Commonwealth express.
Highlighting the sporting achievements of all time great sportspersons in the country, the Commonwealth Games Express arrived to a rousing reception at the Vasco Station on Monday. The train, modified into an exhibition-on-wheels, also lays emphasis on the sporting history of India, apart from highlighting the significance of Commonwealth Games (CWG).

Speaking on the occasion Digambar Kamat complimented  the Departments of Communications, Information Technology and the Indian Railways for planning such a exhibition. Students, he said will make best use of this opportunity to learn about the IT and the Commonwealth games.
While contending that quite a large section of society does not know about information technology, he said the Commonwealth Express could help bridge the gap.
Mr Kamat also visited the exhibition in the train with 11 coaches, of which five have been allotted to the Railway Sports Promotion Board and rest to Department of Information Technology.
Vasco da Gama is the 36th stop-over on the itinerary and as the train chugged into the Vasco station, a huge crowd gathered there gave it a rousing welcome. The Commonwealth Express that was flagged off by Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee from Safdarjung railway station, New Delhi on 24th June 2010, is scheduled to halt at 49 major stations passing through 20 states of the country.

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