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Spiritually developed younger generation great asset to country - President. PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 02 January 2014 03:35

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa said society is duty bound to create a young generation that is enriched with religious values. "They should be enriched with religious values gained from religious places such as temples, churches, mosques and Kovils," the President said.

The President was participating in several religious ceremonies at the ancient Naigala Raja Maha Viharaya, Weeraketiya on Tuesday evening.

The President added that the young generation is gradually deserting religious places of worship, and that can be detrimental to the country's forward

Spiritual development is equal important as physical development for a healthy country. Therefore, both physical and spiritual development should go hand in hand.

"Parents should create a background for their children so as to become more valuable and resourceful persons to society. Full Moon Poya day is a public holiday for people to engage in religious activities with their children," the President said.

President Rajapaksa further added that elders have to come forward and perform a leading role to form a disciplined society since practice is better than advice.

"The responsibility of every citizen is to make their utmost contribution to the development march of the country, which has been liberated after three decades of terror. All must dedicate themselves during this new year to create a disciplined and developed society, which has religious values," the President further said.

The President also had discussions with the Chief Incumbent of the Viharaya Ven. Buddhiyagama Dammasiri Thera.

 

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