Vice President Abdulla Jihad has stated that we must always keep in mind the real meaning and bases of patriotism, when celebrating the National Patriotism Day. He made this statement while addressing at the ceremony held this evening to mark the first National Patriotism Day.
In his speech, the Vice President pointed out that patriotism is all about our nation, and the foundation upon which our nation was built- our faith, our own Dhivehi language, our history and culture, as well as the sovereignty and independence of our nation.
Speaking at the function, Vice President Jihad highlighted the challenges being faced by the Maldives as a nation. In this regard, he noted that the social fabric of the country was being torn to shreds, and that it results as a major setback.
President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has declared on 3rd January 2018, that the 6th of March every year will be marked as the National Patriotism Day.
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