“On this special occasion, we are reminded of the greatest teacher in the world and the enormous sacrifice he has made on behalf of mankind,” said Governor General Bob Dadae.
“Some 2,000 years ago, the Son of God came into this world with one purpose and that is to reconcile us to God by means of his death as a sacrifice for our sins.
“We too can do our bit by applying Christ’s teachings in our lives. We cannot change the world in an instant, but as individuals we can control our actions and choose to be positive and make a positive contribution in whatever setting or situation we find ourselves in.
“Instead of dwelling on faults and mistakes of others, we should focus on our personal traits and flaws and work at improving ourselves for the better. Teaching our children to respect others and their environment, honesty, and hard work and living by example is the best investment we can make for our future generation.
“As a young nation, we will continue to face many challenges in developing our country and our people.
“We will succeed in developing our nation if we first develop our people. As individuals we can achieve this by ensuring that we each take care of our spiritual needs just as we do our physical needs. Indeed, imitating the example of the greatest teacher Jesus Christ and applying his teachings will lead to success not only for us, but also for our family, our community and our nation,” the GG said.