President Rajapaksa has told recipients of new teacher appointments the onus lies on them to mould a generation of children beneficial to the country. The President told them that they were entering a very sacred profession. On one side they were being respected and honoured by the children. The President was optimistic that they would fulfill their obligations to the letter considering the children as their children and direct them towards the correct path. He was confident that the teachers would fulfill this responsibility on behalf of the society, the country and the motherland in which they are born. He wished them every success.
The President was speaking at the handing over of letters of appointment to Aesthetic teachers. The presentation of the appointments to 3170 aesthetic graduates under the programme enunciated in the Mahinda Chinthana of giving jobs to graduates, took place at Temple Trees today. This is the first time that such a large group had been given appointments as aesthetic teachers. They have been posted, covering all parts of the country. Minister Bandula Gunawardena who joined on this occasion called upon the new appointees to mete out their responsibilities without negligence in the country’s march towards becoming “Asia’s Wonder”.
President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga, North Central Governor Karunaratne Divulgane and Chief Minister Bertie Premalal Dissanayake also expressed their views. Many Parliamentarians, Provincial Chief Ministers and Governors and Ministry Secretaries were present on this occasion.