Olympic Torch Relay Starts In Shimla

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, June 17, (ANI): The Himachal Pradesh Olympic torch relay started from Shimla today. It will conclude on 22nd June in Hamirpur. The event has been organized by the Himachal Pradesh Olympic Association, in which around 50,000 participants took part. The relay was flagged off by the governor of Himachal Pradesh, Acharya Dev Vrat who handed over the torch to other Indian Olympians from the Ridge Maidan at Shimla. The Indian Olympians carrying out this torch relay would reach Hamirpur on 22nd of June.The games will be organized at three venues in Hamirpur. Around 1,500 players will play 11 different games that will take place over three days. Such an event in Himachal is a great initiative to encourage students to actively participate in sports.

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