ULK/GISENYI CAMPUS STUDENTS BRIEFED ON HEROISM
Today, 25th January 2017, ULK/Gisenyi Campus Students were honored to hear from Honorable Tom NDAHIRO, a Commissioner from CHENO (Chancellery for Heroes, National Orders and Decorations of Honour). As it is customary at ULK, The function kick-started with a word of prayer led by a first year student, Mr. Julio FUNDIKO.
Shortly after the introductory remarks by the Campus Number One, Prof. Dr MUNYAMASOKO Cyeze Emmanuel, Honorable Tom NDAHIRO took the floor. Disclosing the motive behind his visit he said that CHENO found it worthwhile to give talks directed to Rwandan college and university students in a bid to instill among them the culture or spirit of heroism. Such talks are being delivered throughout the heroism week, ranging from 20th to 31st January 2017, as Rwandans get ready to commemorate Rwanda National Heroes’ Day on 1st February 2017, under the theme dubbed, “Heroism is taking choices that fit us.”
Developing his presentation, Honorable Tom NDAHIRO specifically recalled the heroic deed by Inyange secondary school students, as they completely withstood divisionism. As a matter of fact, the students were killed after refusing to be separated along ethnic lines of Hutus and Tutsis as ordered by Hutu extremists. That being said, he urged the students in attendance to follow in those secondary school students’ steps.
“Anyone can become a hero if only they are determined to. Having values such as determination, patriotism, love and the like is enough for you to act heroically as Inyange secondary school students did, or any other people whose deeds went down in history”
As he supplemented Hononable Fred NDAHIRO, Colonel KAYUMBA said that today’s Rwanda – its development just to mention among others- is not a result of miracles; it is rather a result of determination and many more values. To wind up his intervention, he urged the students to join the commemoration of Rwanda National Heroes’ Day, a day on which Rwandans are reminded of the great value in service to the country that the national heroes have shown those who are still alive.
All is well that ends well. The function climaxed with a word of prayer by Prof. Dr MUNYAMASOKO Cyeze Emmanuel, Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics.