On the 104th birth anniversary of the Former Prime Minister of South Africa- Nelson Mandela, Patricia Scotland- the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, paid tribute with a heartfelt and warm message. The birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela is celebrated as Mandela Day on July 18, 2022, every year across the globe.
While regarding the former Prime Minister of South Africa as “a giant of the Commonwealth”, Patricia Scotland took to her social media and wrote, “Nelson Mandela was a giant of the Commonwealth.”
Nelson Mandela gained a lot of appreciation across the globe due to their leadership and response to the injustices that prevailed in society against the blacks.
So, CSG Patricia Scotland praised Nelson Mandela for his courage and compassion. She hailed him for his steps against injustice and the efficient ways to increase respect for the blacks.
Scotland noted, “His courage, compassion and fight for justice pointed us all towards a better world. His life remains an inspiration to millions of us. His vision for a world built on peace and democracy is more powerful today than ever.”
She added that his works and vision inspired the generations and helped to build an environment of peace and demonocracy in the
CSG Patricia Scotland also shared a video to pay a heartfelt tribute to Nelson Mandela. In the video, some glimpse of the life of Nelson Mandela could be seen, and it read, “Nelson Mandela and The Commonwealth.” The video shared a glimpse of Nelson Mandela’s speech during the visit, which said, “In the Commonwealth of Nations, we have a powerful force for cooperation in the promotion of peace, prosperity and equity with and amongst peoples across the world.”
Nelson Mandela was a giant of the #Commonwealth.
His courage, compassion & fight for justice pointed us all towards a better world. His life remains an inspiration to millions of us. His vision for a world built on peace and democracy is more powerful today than ever #MandelaDay pic.twitter.com/GyEe89cwlL
— Patricia Scotland QC (@PScotlandCSG) July 18, 2022
Mandela Day is celebrated every year on July 18, 2022, to recognize the achievements of South African leaders in history. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) created the day in the year 2009, and the main aim behind the day is to celebrate the life and legacy of the leader.
In 2022, Mandela day is celebrated under the theme ‘Do what you can, with what you have’ and it aims to raise awareness of how food is impacted by climate change.