Fiji Time: 6:00 AM on Tuesday 21 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Strength, struggles and virtue

Ropate Valemei
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A NATION'S strength ultimately consists of what it can do on its own, and not what it can borrow from others.

These were sentiments of late Indira Gandhi shared by the head girl of Indira Gandhi Memorial Primary School, Aachal Kumar, in Suva yesterday.

Speaking at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Day, Aachal said it was just like a unity in a classroom full of students led to sharing of knowledge.

"We must all keep in mind the struggles and virtues our late Mrs Indira Gandhi was presented with, it shall help us grow more patriotic and self-made individuals," she said.

Mrs Gandhi was the first female prime minister of India and its third head of government, and her works and dedication to India led the school to be named after her.

In Mrs Gandhi's last quote before she was assassinated in 1984, Aachal quoted: "I am alive today, I may not be here tomorrow, I shall continue to serve till my last breath and when I die, every drop of my blood will strengthen India and keep united India alive".

Aachal said the quote showed the importance of patriotism and simple moral virtues.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Death shocks family
  2. Kidney hope
  3. Diwali fireworks
  4. $75k for homes
  5. Focus on minibuses
  6. PM commends multicultural celebration at Diwali event
  7. Minister assists pension recipient
  8. Park concern
  9. Unity needed to meet provincial levy, says chief
  10. Gala night marks awards event

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM invites Kepa Tuesday (14 Oct)
  2. Unknown Tuwai stands out in Gold Coast tournament Wednesday (15 Oct)
  3. False rumours warning Friday (17 Oct)
  4. Fiji removes all doubts Wednesday (15 Oct)
  5. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  6. Hundreds turn up to welcome 7s heroes Tuesday (14 Oct)
  7. Biman gets nod Saturday (18 Oct)
  8. Detailed report Friday (17 Oct)
  9. Law and order Thursday (16 Oct)
  10. Chief raises concern over river gravel extraction Tuesday (14 Oct)