PR No. 116 ‘TEAM PAKISTAN’ PARTICIPATES IN ‘LORD MAYOR’S DRAGON BOAT RACE’ AT BRADFORD Islamabad
As part of the celebrations of Pakistan’s 70th Independence Anniversary, the Consulate of Pakistan, Bradford for the first time took part in ‘Lord Mayor’s Dragon Boat Race’ from 5-7 May 2017. This is one of the most popular events organized by the Bradford City Council in Robert’s Park, Saltaire, Bradford, says a press release received here today from London.
The Consulate participated as ‘Team Pakistan’ in the Youth and Senior segments of the race. The opening ceremony was held in Roberts Park, Bradford and was inaugurated by the Lord Mayor of Bradford.
Pakistan Youth team stood 3rd among 41 schools participating from Bradford and Leeds. Pakistan Senior team was 6th among 45 teams participating which also included teams from British Army, Fire Service, British Navy and Yorkshire Police. Both teams had members of the British Pakistani community, Consulate staff and children, and local people.
The festivity galvanized the local community, especially youth and enhanced community engagement with the City Council. Around 100,000 people witnessed the races during the three days and appreciated Consulate’s youth engagement initiative in the Yorkshire region.