The message was delivered yesterday as Rwanda celebrated Heroes Day for the 27th time under the theme ‘Heroism among Rwandans, our dignity’.
Rwanda celebrates Heroes Day on 1st February where Rwandans inside the country and abroad reflect on selfless bravery that characterized heroes who strived for freedom, unity and reconciliation of all Rwandans.
Amb. Hategeka has requested Rwandans in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to uphold the legacy.
“This year’s theme reminds us to model heroism in our daily lives. Our heroes left a good culture of loving Rwanda and selfless dedication,” he said.
Amb. Hategeka also encouraged Rwandans to embrace Rwandan values wherever they are serving as the foundation for attaining individual progress and their country of origin.
“I want you to exhibit Rwandan values, patriotism, and competitive spirit, gain new knowledge among other things paving the way for your progress, family and our nation. I wish you everlasting heroism,” he encouraged.
National Heroes Day was observed under strict Covid-19 preventive measures. Public talks for marking the day were delivered via mainstream media and other online platforms.
Rwanda started celebrating Heroes Day after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.