THE 54 Commonwealth countries were celebrated by Wychavon District Council on Monday during a special flag-raising ceremony, writes Shivani Chaudhari.
The flag – above the Civic Centre in Pershore – was one of 1,000 around the world to mark Commonwealth Day.
Commonwealth Day is held on the second Monday in March every year, giving individuals, organisations and communities the chance to toast the deep-rooted friendship and good-will, along with the importance of peace, democracy and equality.
The theme this year was ‘Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming’.
Before the flag was raised, Coun Frances Smith, Chairman of Wychavon District Council, read out a special statement to reaffirm the dedication of all the Commonwealth member states towards democracy, development and the importance of diversity.
Coun Smith said: “This day is an opportunity to promote the peace, democracy and equality that the flag represents and to strengthen the connection between Wychavon and the Commonwealth communities.”
Visit thecommonwealth.org/commonwealth-day for more information on the event.