Commonwealth Day: Queen Elizabeth Calls for Peaceful Co-existence
On the occasion of the 2020 Commonwealth day, Queen of England, Elizabeth II has called for unity among the Commonwealth nations irrespective of the diversity of the people and countries that make up the worldwide family.
She made the call in her message for the 2020 Commonwealth day celebrations.
The 92 years old Monarch said: “We are made aware of the many associations and influences that combine through Commonwealth connection, helping us to imagine and deliver a common future.
This is particularly striking when we see people from nations, large and small, gathering for the Commonwealth Games, for meetings of Commonwealth governments, and on Commonwealth Day.
Such a blend of traditions serves to make us stronger, individually and collectively, by providing the ingredients needed for social, political and economic resilience.”
The Queen who also commended the advances in technology and modern media said it “advances in technology and modern media have now enabled many more people to witness and enjoy, with remarkable immediacy, this experience of Commonwealth connection, in areas such as education, medicine and conservation.”
While highlighting the commonwealth inter-connectivity, Queen Elizabeth implore everyone to guard the planet’s natural resources, as all our choices affects everyone.
“Looking to the future, this connectivity means we are also aware, perhaps as never before, that wherever we live, our choices and actions affect the well-being of people and communities living far away, and in very different circumstances.
For many, this awareness awakens a desire to employ our planet’s natural resources with greater care, and it is encouraging to see how the countries of the Commonwealth continue to devise new ways of working together to achieve prosperity, whilst protecting our planet.
As members of this very special community, on this Commonwealth Day, I hope that the people and countries of the Commonwealth will be inspired by all that we share, and move forward with fresh resolve to enhance the Commonwealth’s influence for good in our world.”
On Monday, Her Majesty the Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and The Earl and Countess of Wessex will attend the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey.
Monday 9 March marks Commonwealth Day in more than 50 countries around the world.
Once known as Empire Day, it is envisioned as a celebration of the cultural exchange and shared values of former Empire states.(VON)