Christ the King College, Abuja, Reappraises Importance of Culture to Nation’s Developmemt

The place of culture in a nation’s development was highlighted at the maiden celebration of Culture Day celebrated by staff and students of the Christ the King College (CKC), Gwagwalada, Abuja.
The event which held at the college’s grounds, Sunday, saw enthralling performances put up by the students of the college and invited schools.
The cultural displays, which captured the six geo political zones of the country, left no one in doubt that the nation is blessed with heritages that if harnessed could be strength of the country.
With a theme: Reviving Our Cultural Heritage, the brains behind the event invoked a filial duty of all the zones towards a common affinity, that has been pluralised by political divisiveness.
However, the different performances that took the form of carniv al, were applauded by all, that students could have the time to practise the scintillating steps to perfection of the nation’s heritages, even with many of them that may not have visited their village since their birth, indeed, called for adoration.
From the acrobatic dance of the East, to the special dance from the West and to that the f he north, Middle Belt and South South, the displays got transported to cultural afflilation.
Meanwhile, the occasion was also used to declare open a new three-storey hostel apartment newly built by the school authorities.
The Guest of Honour, Dr (Chief) John Abhuere, who performed the opening ceremony, reiterated the importance of culture in a nation’s life, saying that there was strength in diversity.
In his goodwill message, Dr. Abhuere, a retired Director with the National Youth Service Corps and Chairman, Centre for Child Care and Youth Development, Abuja, intoned that the celebration will obviate the wrong notion that cultural diversity was the bane of nation’s unity and development.
Rather, he said, “It is hoped that your effort will enable people to begin to rethink our ways, appreciate the true essence of culture and realise that cultural diversity is not s curse but a source of strength and vitality for the country.”
Principal of the college, Rev.Br. Umoh Benedict, in a welcome address, noted that the celebration justified the college’s unwavering commitment to holistic education to the Nigerian child.
He stressed that the event should act as catalyst to reawaken, recognise and appreciate the nation’s cultures.
“I want to passionately call on all families to try and sensitise our youth about the adverse effect of adecaying culture and the impact of downgrading the values in our cultures. The celebration of today should spur us to be more respectful, honest and charitable to people”, he pleaded.

Author: News Editor

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