Pupils from Marlborough school joined the Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Krishna Suresh, in a special flag raising ceremony to mark Commonwealth Day. The Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth event is celebrated across commonwealth nations to recognise the value of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth Affirmation was read out confirming the borough’s commitment to keeping the values set out in the Commonwealth Charter – serving one another in the spirit of respect and understanding. Mayor, Cllr Krishna Suresh said: “Commonwealth Day is the international day for unity, understanding and tolerance and I am pleased that we celebrated this. “Harrow is a great example of where everyone gets along regardless of their background, culture or religion – we should all be proud of this. I’d like to thank pupils from Marlborough school who joined me. I hope that you learnt about the importance of respect for one another and that you pass this knowledge onto peers.” Gurkha veterans, Harrow Council’s Chief Executive Michael Lockwood, Deputy Lieutenant John Purnell and members of the Royal British Legion also attended the flag raising event.
Flag flies in the spirit of respect and understanding
Published on: 16th March 2016 | By: The Newsdesk | Category: