Harrow marks Commonwealth Day for unity and equality

Mayor of harrow cllr rekha shah and deputy lieutenant john purnell raise the commonwealth flag web

Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Rekha SHah and Deputy Lieutenant John Purnell raise the commonwealth flag

Harrow Council marked Commonwealth Day yesterday, by taking part in the global flag raising ceremony.

Each year thousands of people unite across the commonwealth nations to show their respect and peace-building values the Commonwealth stands for.

Deputy Lieutenant John Purnell joined the Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Rekha Shah to raise the flag. As one of the most diverse boroughs in the country, the flag raising confirms Harrow’s commitment to keeping the values of the Commonwealth Charter – which is to serve one another in the spirit of respect and understanding.

Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Rekha Shah said:

“Commonwealth Day is a great day to celebrate our differences and learn more about each other. We should all be proud of the fantastic examples we have set here in Harrow with people of all faiths, communities and backgrounds living together peacefully - that is through understanding and tolerance. Everyone can make a difference and I hope that we all continue to inspire future generations to pass on the message of unity and equality.”