Respect nation’s symbols - President
Jan 13, 2011 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday emphasized that every Sri Lankan had a responsibility to respect and honour the nation’s symbols such as the National Anthem by observing proper decorum.
"Respect your National Anthem, respect your Nation" the President said participating at the birth centenary celebrations of National Anthem composer Ananda Samarakoon at Temple Trees yesterday.
President Rajapaksa noted that every child from an early age should be taught to respect the nation’s symbols and the country with genuine love and loyalty. He was of the opinion that the Nation’s symbols such as the national flag should invoke feelings of pride, patriotism and belonging to a great nation. The National Anthem should be sung with pride and triumph, President added.