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Pupils Reminded Of Family Values

  Remember the good values taught at home by your parents as they are the source of light that can guide you along the path of education, says Education Minister
21 Jun 2016 10:44
Pupils Reminded Of Family Values
Mr Reddy while launching the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADAIT) at Delainamasi Government School in Nasinu

 

Remember the good values taught at home by your parents as they are the source of light that can guide you along the path of education, says Education Minister Mahendra Reddy.

Mr Reddy made this timely reminder to students while launching the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADAIT) at Delainamasi Government School in Nasinu yesterday.

The launch was attended by senior education officers and students of Rishikul Sanatan College, Ratu Sukuna Memorial School, Kalabu Secondary School, Nabua Primary and Secondary School.

The week-long campaign raises awareness against drugs and substance abuse, HIV and AIDS, child abuse, violence against girls and women; and teenage pregnancy in schools around the country.

“This inclusive campaign has been mooted as an integral action plan to be adopted by all schools, because of the fact that these issues share a common link with each other and that is, through education,” Mr Reddy said.

“You all need to be aware of people lurking around school compounds; on the roads or at bus stands trying to sell you drugs.

“You need to get away from them and maintain that distance all the time.

“I want you all to take firm control and charge of your destiny with strong guidance from your parents and teachers and community leaders,” Mr Reddy said.

Mr Reddy said the development of these values from an early age would blossom for the rest of their lives supporting the cause of fighting gender disparities.

The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is internationally celebrated on June 26.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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