Huye District visited Catholic University of Rwanda in Heroism week
The National Heroes Day which will take place on 1st February 2020 was preceded by a one-week nationwide campaign to promote the values of heroism. The Heroism Week started on January 24-31. It is the reason why on 24th January 2020, Huye District leaders met Catholic University staffs, lecturers and students at TABA Campus in order to exchange ideas about National Heroes’ Day theme which is "Rwandan Heroism: Our Dignity".
The theme of this year means a lot. But, what is important is that every Rwandan should be characterised by heroism in their daily lives, ways of work and behaviour. And such heroism earns us pride as Rwandans. It is also expected to be maintained for years to come as Rwanda seeks to instill heroic values among citizens.
Mr. KAGABO Alphonse From Huye District delegation explained how the heroism was before, during and after colonialism, he told to the audience how the heroism was during liberation war and after Genocide against Tutsi in 1994.
He said that there are four values that reinforces heroism; patriotism, unity, integrity, and loving work which should be well done.
Mr KAGABO Alphonse talking to the audience
Rwanda’s heroes are classified into three categories: Imanzi, Imena, and Ingenzi.
Chancellery for Heroes, National Orders and Decorations of Honour (CHENO) defines Imanzi as the supreme hero who demonstrated outstanding achievements characterised by supreme sacrifice, outstanding importance and example.
Imena is the hero who is reputed for their extra ordinary acts for the country which are characterized by supreme sacrifice, high importance and example.
Ingenzi and this is bestowed upon someone who is famous for their good ideas or their outstanding achievements characterised by supreme sacrifice, great importance and high example.