Opinion

Honesty Is Still The Best Policy

Nasinu Muslim College students' set example for all. The efforts of Year 12 students Serulivaliva and Nabolo must be made as an example that teachers and parents must continue to teach our young people true values of life.
27 May 2019 13:23
Honesty Is Still The Best Policy
Nasinu Muslim College students Nereo Seruliwaliwa (left), and Waisea Nabobo after receiving their honesty awards on May 23, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Opinion:

One of the most significant events last week was the honesty awards given to Nasinu Muslim College Year 12 students, Nereo Serulivaliva and Waisea Nabolo.

They found a wallet on the road containing about $1000 and returned it to the rightful owner.

These 18-year-olds must be commended and recognised for their integrity. They could have easily kept the money and threw away the wallet because no one else knew about it – except God,

It is understood they were raised by families of Christian background.

The parents must have taught them well about good values like honesty.

At a time when cases of dishonesty offences frequently come before the courts, the students’ example gives us hope that there are more honest people out there than dishonest ones.

Sometimes we hear some people say its luck and it’s their lucky day to find money or other items that belong to others.

What they fail to consider is the anguish and the emotional trauma that the rightful owners go through when they lose items that they closely cherish or treasure.

But when the items are returned to the rightful owners, it’s a big relief.

Nasinu Muslim College must be commended for recognising the two students and giving them awards.

Last, but not least, we must recognise their parents, whose sterling work have helped mould their sons’ characters.

They reinforce the saying that the home is the first classroom and parents have a divine calling to raise their children in righteous principles.

No other work is as important as the work that goes on within the walls of a home.

Raising children is a sacred responsibility that God has entrusted in us.

Our basic responsibility is to teach our children correct principles. They have the freedom to choose whether to obey those teachings or not.

In this case these two students chose to follow the right principle. As a result, they have brought joy to everyone,

When our children make the right choice, it should be a cause for celebration.

We know that they are laying the foundation for a great future.

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