City representatives helped celebrate the upcoming 2021 OBON Day last week - at the One In A Million school at the Utilita Energy Stadium.
The annual celebration, which will this year be held on Friday June 25, brings together schools across West Yorkshire who will celebrate a day of collective pride and unity.
It has been established by One Britain One Nation - a national charity promoting core values of oneness, togetherness, unity and shared pride.
At 10.00am on Friday June 25, OBON will reach out to every school in the country and ask that they join tens of thousands of children in recognising OBON Day.
They can do this by clapping for a minute to recognise, embrace and pay tribute to those who helped during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, and signing the OBON Day 2021 anthem, 'We are Britain, and we have one dream to unite all people in one Great Team'.
Chief executive officer Ryan Sparks appeared at the school alongside Clayton Donaldson, former Bantam and One In A Million co-founder Wayne Jacobs, ex-City chief operating officer and Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive officer James Mason and a number of school and government representatives from across the district.
Sparks said: “We are supporting One Britain One Nation because we believe in equality - and want to stamp out all forms of discrimination and come together as one.
“We are proud to be part of a multicultural city, and have a duty to ensure we support this fantastic initiative and other like it.”
Kash Singh, founder and chief executive of OBON, said: “It is great to see the schools in Bradford and across the county of West Yorkshire all getting behind the OBON Day 2021, campaign in order to spread the message of unity and pride.
“Our message was delivered brilliantly by our school children, through the OBON Day anthem which was composed by school children.
“We must all pull together to lift the spirit of our children and ensure that all schools are involved.”