Every year, during 100 days from 7th April to 3rd July, Rwanda commemorates the Genocide perpetrated against Tutsis in 1994. On the second day of Commemorating Genocide against Tutsi, Bishop John RUCYAHANA addressed to INES students and staff on how to fight against Genocide Ideology in the context of public talks in line with the program of activities set for the week of commemorating the 1994 Genocide against Tutsis. In his explanations, he demonstrated many advantages of commemoration.
When addressing to the audience on the second day of commemoration Bishop John RUCYAHANA indicated that commemorating the Genocide against Tutsis is a shared concern to all Rwandans since every Rwandan was affected by the Genocide against Tutsis directly or indirectly. Bishop recommended students to have a vision, good vision and to work together to develop our country. “Let’s keep in mind that Rwanda belongs to us and we belong to it. There is no any reason to break this relationship”. He added
‘During the commemoration, we give honour to our loved ones lost, we learn mistakes committed and set strategies to prevent any other act of the nature of Genocide,’ elucidated Bishop John.
In his remarks Fr. Dr Fabien HAGENIMANA said that in order to ensure a peaceful country, youth should be well taught, for they are the hope of Rwanda. He added and highlighted that divisionism and hatred was disseminated amongst youth through education. Civic education in past was a channel to spread divisionism in school. “In order to build the bright future of Rwanda, youth should be taught patriotism and Rwandan values in schools”
The session ended with questions, views and explanations given by the panelists, The Rector of IES-Ruhengeri Fr. Dr Fabien HAGENIMANA and President of Unit and Reconciliation Commission, Bishop John RUCYAHANA.