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14.02.2017 19:34 Age: 184 days

Nyamagabe: CNLG explains to students the importance of commemorating the Genocide against the Tutsi

On February 13, 2017, the coordinator of the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) in Nyaruguru and Nyamagabe districts explained the importance of commemorating the Genocide committed against the Tutsi to students of G S Uwinkomo in Tare Sector, Nyamagabe District.

Damien Niyonshuti, CNLG coordinator in Nyaruguru and Nyamagabe districts, explained that the commemoration of the Genocide committed against the Tutsi was an opportunity to pay tribute to the victims of the genocide and to reinstate their value as human beings. He added that it was also an opportunity to engage in activities to deal with the pernicious consequences of the Genocide committed against the Tutsi and fight against it recurrence both in Rwanda and elsewhere on the globe.

He recalled that commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi was in line with the Rwandan culture of paying tribute and respect to the Tutsi who were killed during the genocide give them back human value. This has as ideal the construction of a Rwanda free from hatred and free from all forms segregation and relegation.

He urged students to take part in prevention of genocide and fight against its ideology. He also called on students to be the first to give information about anyone who exhibits acts, words or ideas comprising genocidal or revisionist ideology.

Emmanuel Nzeyimana, the school's head teacher, congratulated the CNLG for the lectures, urging his students on patriotism and the fighting against genocide ideology. A total of 783 students and 28 teachers attended the lectures.