A wonderful exhibition of Zahirian solidarity
The much-anticipated OBA’s Zahira Walk, which was an epoch-making event, took place on the 5th of August, 2017 at the College premises.
The Walk was commenced from the College entrance and proceeded through T.B. Jayah Mawatha, Lipton Circle, Horton Place and Borella – Maradana road. This mega event was planned by the OBA to commemorate 125 years of excellence in grandeur.
All the affiliated groups together with the parents, teachers and a galaxy of prominent old Zahirians, notably Hon. Minister Mr.Fowzie, Member of Parliament Mr. Mujibur Rahman, Ex-minister Mr.Azwar and Ambassador for Palestine, Mr. Fowzan graced the parade spanning 6 km, as they walked hand in hand exhibiting unflinching loyalty to their Alma Mater.
It was an exhilarating sight to witness as the procession brought together both old and young Zahirians’ who jubilantly paraded the streets in colourful attire. The walk stretched from the College premises to the Eye Hospital junction, closely monitored and guided by alert OBA members who deftly managed the crowd.
A fleet of vehicles festooned with College flags - 20’ containers, a double- decker bus, horse-carriages and latest model cars flanked the parade.
All affiliated groups displayed their chosen themes spectacularly and won spectator admiration for their creative skills and ingenuity. Notably, Group 2012, brought the longest School Flag in Sri Lanka, which stretched to 200 meters in length and created a new milestone in the history of both Zahira College and all other schools in the island. This record breaking feat was the cynosure amongst onlookers.
In sum, the Zahira Walk 2017 was on many scales a wonderful exhibition of Zahirian solidarity in more ways than one.