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Hazar Imam attends the Annual Commonwealth Day as The Vice-President of the Royal Commonwealth Society 2020-03-09

Hazar Imam meets with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey for the Annual Commonwealth Day  2020-03-09
Monday, 2020, March 9

2020, March 9: H.H. The Aga Khan attends the Annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on special invitation by the Queen. Hazar Imam holds the office of The Vice-President of the Royal Commonwealth Society

The Procession of Honoured Guests and Participants
An Honorary Steward

The Vice-President of the Royal Commonwealth Society
His Highness the Aga Khan IV

The Chairman of the Victoria League for Commonwealth Fellowship
Brigadier Anthony Faith cbe

The Chairman of the English-Speaking Union
Professor James Raven

The Chairman of the Royal Over-Seas League
The Honourable Alexander Downer ac

Athletes from England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland process
06 | Delivering a Common Future
The Procession of Honoured Guests and Participants
A Verger
Representing the
Zoroastrian Community
Malcolm Deboo

Representing the
Jewish Reformed Synagogues
Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers

Representing the Buddhist
The Venerable Bogoda Seelawimala

Representing the Shia Muslim
Maulana Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

Representing the
Muslim Community
Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra

Representing the Hindu Community
Trupti Patel

Representing the Sikh Community
The Lord Singh of Wimbledon cbe

Representing the Bahá’í Community
Padideh Sabeti

Representing the Jain Community
Dr Natubhai Shah

Representing Liberal Judaism
Rabbi Danny Rich

A Verger
The Church of Scotland
The Reverend Angus MacLeod

The Pentecostal Churches
The Reverend Joe Aldred

The Roman Catholic Church
Canon Christopher Tuckwell

The Methodist Church
The Reverend Dr Martyn Atkins

The Coptic Orthodox Church
His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos

The Armenian Orthodox Church
His Grace Bishop Hovakim

The Greek Orthodox Church
His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas
The Syriac Orthodox Church
His Eminence Archbishop

Commonwealth Day 2020

Commonwealth Day 2020 was celebrated on 09 March with events across 5 continents including flag parades, church services, poetry mornings, dance performances and much more.

This year’s event was centred around the theme 'Delivering a Common Future', highlighting how the 54 member countries in the Commonwealth family are ‘innovating, connecting and transforming’ to help achieve some of its biggest goals like protecting natural resources and boosting trade.

Flag-raising ceremonies

Many people mark Commonwealth Day with a flag raising ceremony, which often includes a reading of the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth's message on the significance of raising the Commonwealth flag on Commonwealth Day.

Multi-faith service at Westminster Abbey in London

The Queen, as Head of the Commonwealth, joined Secretary-General Patricia Scotland at Westminster Abbey for a multi-faith service to celebrate the day.

Highlights included performances from West-End star Alexandra Burke, and multi-platinum, multi-award winning singer-songwriter, Craig David.

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua also spoke at the service.

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