Promote Commonwealth cause: Somnath

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New Delhi, Mar 10 (UNI) Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee today called for rededicating ''ourselves'' to the cause of the Commonwealth by fostering international peace and security on the occasion of the Commonwealth Day.

''Let us on this occasion, rededicate ourselves to the cause of the Commonwealth, that is, fostering international peace and security, democracy, liberty of the individual and equal rights for all and eradication of poverty, ignorance and disease,'' the Speaker said in the House.

He said the day was celebrated across the Commonwealth annually on the second Monday in March and it was marked by a multi-faith service in Westminister Abbey, normally attended by Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, along with the Commonwealth Secretary- General and Commonwealth High Commissioners in London.

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